Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic has once again underlined that winning gold medal was a dream come true. Bencic, ranked at No. 11 in the world, won her maiden gold medal after beating Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the Tokyo Olympics final.
Bencic, 24, would be happy with her career even if it ended now. "Well, I think to win the Olympic gold medal, it's really like a dream coming true. Of course I have dreamed about it, but you're not really going to achieve it, achieve it right away and everything.
It was my first Olympics I played. For me it was very kind of - how you say - not a surprise but very happy that I kind of reached. Unbelievable almost," Bencic said. "Now I feel like really people are going always to ask, What do you do next? What is your goal, to put pressure and everything.
For me, achieving this, it's already amazing. If I stop my career tomorrow I can be very happy about everything."
But Bencic wants more
Bencic skipped the Montreal Masters but she is set to return to action at this week's Cincinnati Masters.
In her Cincinnati opener, Bencic is set to meet Vondrousova. Bencic's next goal is to try to win a Grand Slam. "Still of course I want to play, keep playing. I don't want to be now like, Next one I want to win this, then I have to win this Grand Slam and everything," Bencic noted.
"I think it's still very difficult in the women's tennis. I think everyone is playing very well. I just really want to play freely and kind of enjoy it. I've already reached my dreams. I can really, like, relax and enjoy my tennis and work hard still for what's to come. I don't want to define what's my next kind of dream."