Belinda Bencic is still very young: she is only 22, and as such, she can and must write important pages of her career. Between the second half of 2016 and 2017, she experienced a very negative period: a few results, the surgery on her wrist and a ranking that had fallen beyond the 300th position of the WTA rankings.
In 2018, began the slow come back to the top, with good performances and some satisfactory results. This year Bencic is again the same champion admired in 2015. Victories in Dubai and Moscow, the final in Mallorca and the semifinals at the US Open are the highlights of a season that has been very positive.
The Swiss also qualified for the WTA Finals in Shenzhen for the first time in her career, crowning twelve excellent months. In general, she was consistent in performances throughout the season and competitive on all surfaces: she made at least a semi-final on hard-court, on clay-courts and on grass-courts.
Her performance in Kremlin that helped her clinch a place in Shenzhen also saw her win the title, against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Still considering the WTA Finals, Bencic will now start planning her 2020. Her growth, from 2018, is continuous and progressive.
From the point of view of pressure and fame management, she made significant progress, especially after the 2016-2017 period. Belinda also found a good technical and tactical mode: she can still improve but at the moment she is competitive on all surfaces against all the opponents.
Physically, if she has no problems with injuries that have partially limited her performances in the past years, then she may find that completeness that she lacked in the past. In 2020 she will be among the many young protagonists under the spotlight this year. Also in the Grand Slam tournaments, where she showed she could compete against all the rivals.