On Thursday’s (January 23rd) ’20 AO second-round match, the 22-year-old Swiss Sixth Seed, Belinda Bencic had to stand firm against a resilient former French Open Champion, the 22-year-old Latvian charishmatic lush, Jeļena Ostapenko to pave her way in to the third round of 2020 Australian Open, where she will face off the 28th Seed, 24-year-old Estonian, Anett Kontaveit on Saturday (January 25th).
In point of fact, holding her lines against a torrential wave of tough hits from the the Latvian drop-dead-gorgy, Jelena Ostapenko, a former Jr. Champion and the ’17 French Open Champion, World No. 6 Belinda Bencic had ousted the 22-year-old Baltic lush 7-5, 7-5 to reach the third round of the 2020 Australian Open on Thursday (January 23rd) as beforementioned.
Meanwhile, following the win against her childhood playmate, Ostapenko, with whom the sedulous Swiss had won a number of major Jr. titles, the 22-year-old said in a post-match interview on Thursday (January 23rd), “This is exactly what I expected, this kind of match.
It's three games how she's playing really great and then three games a little bit more unforced error. So, I think with her it was totally normal and I was kind of expecting this. I'm happy I didn't panic when things weren't going my way.
It ends with an ace! @BelindaBencic collects a first career victory against Ostapenko, punching her third round ticket 7-5 7-5.#AO2020 | #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/vVTiTonIgc — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2020