TennisSection previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Belinda Bencic takes on Marketa Vondrousova in the Final on Saturday, July 31st, 2021.
Which of these two amazing to watch players is going to achieve Gold here in Tokyo to get the biggest achievement of their career under their belt? Will it be the comeback girl, Belinda Bencic, who is on a redemption season after injuries plagued her in the last few years? Will it be Marketa Vondrousova who has been able to fight her way through tough matches this week and she is now getting towards her best? Both of them can win if they are at their best, but only one will come out as a Gold medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Who will it be?
Belinda Bencic put on a superb performance in the Semi-Finals, beating the very in form Elena Rybakina in 3 sets 7-6/4-6/6-3. The match was so tight from start to finish, but the fact that Belinda has had experience of being a top level player in the past, even though she is still young, allowed her to have the mental composure necessary to not try and win the points too quickly and just hang in there. Belinda is so proud of herself and the fact that she is now going to win a medal for Switzerland, whether it be Gold or Silver, but she will want to beat the in form Marketa Vondrousova to achieve the Gold and go into the US hard court season at her best level in a long time.
Marketa Vondrousova dominated in her performance in the Semi-Finals, beating the experienced Elina Svitolina in straight sets, 6-3/6-1. Marketa has been so successful this week, knocking out the heavy favourite, Naomi Osaka early on. The experience of Elina Svitolina posed a real threat to Marketa, but she just slammed the door shut on the Ukrainian as she caused yet another upset. Marketa will be very happy with her performances this week, but she knows the most important one now comes against Belinda Bencic and she wants to win it shock everyone who saw her going out earlier in the tournament when she met some of the favourites for Gold.
Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova have met 1 time before, with Marketa Vondrousova leading the head to head 1-0. They met earlier this year in similar conditions in Miami where Marketa came back from a set down to win in 3 sets. Although Marketa won that, I think that Belinda Bencic will come out here and get the victory under her belt. Marketa will be very happy with how far she has come whilst Belinda seems like she is so determined to continue improving in her redemption season. This will be a very tight match, with both of them coming out to win and at their best, but the experience and determination of Belinda will give her the edge to win the Gold medal here at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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