The Australian bushfire crisis has seen several tennis personalities involved, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. While most players are making donations to the Australian bushfire crisis based on the number of aces they hit, some players have found novel ways to make contributions because they are not big-servers.
Simona Halep said she would make a donation based on every time she screamed at her coach, Darren Cahill, in the players box while Alize Cornet said she would make her donation based on each time she hit a drop shot. Now, Swiss Top 10 star Belinda Bencic has said she will make a donation based on every double fault she hits during her upcoming tournaments at Adelaide and the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Bencic says that this way, she will not feel angry when she hits a double fault and that they would have some use. Bencic says she would make a contribution of $200 for every double fault that she hit during the match. She has also asked German star Alexander Zverev, who made a number of double faults himself at thiis week's ATP Cup, if he would join her and make the same contribution.
Bencic started her 2020 campaign with a first round loss at the WTA Shenzhen Open to Anna Blinkova. During that match, she hit 7 double faults. The bushfire crisis has resulted in the death of 24 people and an estimated 500 million people with several thousands of people also being forced to evacuate their homes.