Belinda Bencic: 'WTA players envy me for pairing up with Roger Federer'


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Belinda Bencic: 'WTA players envy me for pairing up with Roger Federer'

Belinda Bencic revealed that several WTA players envied her for pairing up with Roger Federer for three years in a row at the Hopman Cup in Perth. They will not be able to do it in 2020 as Hopman Cup will not take place. The WTA player said: "That's really a shame for me.

The first week of the season in Australia was the best one for me. And I was naturally envyed by all the other players as I was able to compete there with Roger. I always replied, I was just born in the correct country", she laughed.

On how she keeps her body fit, Bencic added: "Well, I think it's a lot of things. I think first of all the scheduling is really important. I realized that when I was younger. I wanted to play every tournament because I was so excited.

Now I think scheduling is really important. I think I got a lot fitter, which kind of helped me also, like, injury prevention but also being fit on the court. Yeah, I don't know, I don't do more treatment, but I feel like not everything is hurting any more."

Bencic ended the season a high note by triumphing at the Kremlin Cup: "I'm really proud already how I handled my nerves in Moscow because that was insane crazy. I was never so nervous in my life. Now here, like, yeah, it just felt less. I feel like everything is going to feel less nerve-wracking than Moscow."