Belinda Bencic came back to compete in September after a five-month break due to a wrist surgery that made her have a lot of doubts. The Swiss player won two WTA 125Ks title and ITF St. Petersburg title to crack top 100 rankings again. 'Everything went better than expected and especially the win in St. Petersburg was incredible", the World No. 98 told BTU. 'This is the kind of success you need when you are working to be back at the top. I played the whole tournament without any pressure, I got relaxed and I managed to play better and better.'
The 2017 season has ended and she hopes to have built a good base for 2018: 'I don't know what's exactly my 100%, also because I am another player and person. There is a big difference on Court when you are favorite.'
Speaking about her worries for surgery, she added: 'If you are a tennis player, at this level the surgery is the last option. As you can see, Juan Martin del Potro needed four surgeries before things improved. I felt like a tiger in a cage, I almost got Crazy at home, but thanks to all this now I am calmer on Court.'