TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Belinda Bencic takes on Elena Rybakina in the Semi-Finals on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.
Will Elena Rybakina be able to get a huge win under her belt as she aims to continue making her name more known around the tennis world? Will Belinda Bencic continue performing extremely strongly in her redemption season? Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will make their way into the Final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Who will it be?
Elena Rybakina caused a big upset in the Quarter-Finals, beating the much more experienced Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 7-5/6-1. The first set was extremely tight and it could have gone either way. Once, Elena was able to get that first set under her belt she then gained a lot of confidence and just dominated for the remainder of the match. This was a good win for her belief in herself and her ability to get herself in the Final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but she needs to come through the very tough Belinda Bencic first.
Belinda Bencic put on a superb performance in the tight Quarter-Final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, beating the Russian in 3 sets 6-0/3-6/6-3. Belinda is showing us that she is ready to give it her best and she is determined to turn her career around after a couple of years struggling with injury and inconsistency. Belinda is so close to bringing either a Gold of Silver medal back home to Switzerland and she will have to leave it all out on the line now that she meets Elena Rybakina in the Semi-Finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Belinda Bencic and Elena Rybakina have never met before, with this being their first ever career meeting. This is going to be a very entertaining encounter between two power hitting opponents who love playing from the baseline, and it could go either way. Elena has been causing some upsets this week, but Belinda has been showing us that she is getting closer and closer to her peak and she is leaving it all out on the line. Belinda at her best is much better than Elena and she is definitely getting there. I expect both players to keep things tight, but the experience and potential of Belinda will get her over the line and into the Final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Belinda Bencic to Win.
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