In an interview as quoted by Reem Abuleil, Belinda Bencic spoke about her big motivation. The Swiss player said: "The more you win, the more you want to win, and that gets more stressful. I'm very lucky that my team reminds me of that, like when I start thinking, 'No, I could win this round, this round', they're like stay on the ground, win your first round first.
And I think that's very important, to have a humble mentality with this. Many players that I look up to have this. I really like Rafa (Nadal)'s mentality on this, so he's very humble, it doesn't matter how much he has won.
Even Roger (Federer) is very humble with this." On her relationship with Martina Hingis, Bencic said: "I've practiced at her mother's academy from six years old until I was 18, 19 years old. Obviously I saw Martina on the tournaments, as well.
She knew me as a small kid, junior. Now she's still involved with the Fed Cup team. We're still talking, close. Obviously when she's on big tournaments like this, we see each other, we talk. Yeah, it's nice she's watching.
She's an ambassador here. It feels really nice to kind of keep representing Switzerland in these events. After she played here, I can play here, that's pretty nice, yeah." On her next opponent Elina Svitolina, Bencic added: "She is one of the players that this court suits a lot, more the defensive ones.
Also she can turn around the rally and turn it into offense. I'm aware of that. I think I'll focus on my game. I've reached semifinals. I'm so relaxed already really. I will just play and, yeah, fight like always. Obviously I'll focus on my game, trying to be aggressive, all the things that you say to yourself before matches."