Belinda Bencic was asked about what she learned from playing with Roger Federer for three years in a row at the Perth's Hopman Cup. They won the title twice, in 2018 and 2019. "He gave a lot of advices. He said that I have good energy on the court, and if I find a balance between emotions and the game, it will help me to be at a different level in tennis," said Bencic.
She played under great pressure. Is there a special secret how to deal with it? "There is no perfect recipe, still working on it. Asked if she plans to compete in St. Petersburg next year in January, Bencic replied: "I like to play in Russia, in Moscow, in St.
Petersburg. I especially like Russian breakfast, the cottage cheese-based meal... the level of organization, hotels and spectators. It's nice that they supported me." On her feelings after winning in Moscow, Bencic said: "I'm happy.
VTB Kremlin Cup will take a special place in my heart, because here I qualified for the WTA Finals. I’ll go to Shenzhen happy and free from any thoughts because I’m glad to be in the Top 8." Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who lost to Bencic in the final, said: "I was upset about the result, because losing is always unpleasant, especially in the finals.
I can’t say that I played badly, I just had a feeling that I didn’t have enough energy to turn the tide. She began to play more actively, I had to break something in her game. Unfortunately, I did not manage to do this."