The Swiss Tennis Federation has announced the launch of the Swiss Tennis Pro Cup in end July, which will feature several top Swiss players including Belinda Bencic and Martina Hingis
Belinda Bencic and Martina Hingis to be part of the Swiss Tennis Pro Cup
The Swiss Tennis Federation has announced that the Swiss Tennis Pro Cup will take place on July 25th and July 26th, 2020 at the Swiss Tennis Arena in Biel which will feature players from the Swiss Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams.
In the women, there will be two teams - Team White consisting of Jil Teichmann, Viktorija Golubic, Patty Schnyder will be coached by Heinz Günthardt, while Team Red will include Belinda Bencic, Stefanie Vogele and Martina Hingis and will be coached by Severin Luthi, coach of Roger Federer.
For men, the top player will be Swiss Henri Laaksonen, ranked No. 137 in the world and others include Sandro Ehrat, Marc-Andrea Hesler, Johan Nikles, Jakub Paul and Antoine Bellier, along with some juniors. The format of the competition is as follows for women: 2 Singles Ladies, 1 Singles Legends, 1 doubles and for Men: 4 singles and 1 doubles (as in Davis Cup).
The matches will be played according to the "Fast 4" format and a super tie-break in the 3rd set. The event will also be broadcast on television.
Belinda Bencic, current World No. 8, is looking forward to the event, "It is nice to have another goal and to prepare for a competition.
On July 25/26 the Swiss Tennis Pro Cup powered by Securitas takes place in @BielBienne_off with @BelindaBencic @jilteichmann @TimeaOfficial, @mhingis @pattyschnyder, Henri Laasonen, Sandro Ehrat and many more, also live on @srfsport @RTSsport @RSIsport!
The fact that all members of the two national teams are at the event shows how much we do we look forward to the resumption of the tour." Rene Stammbach, President of Swiss Tennis, says, "Our leading partner and SRG were immediately enthusiastic about the idea of such a team cup between our top players.
We offer the athletes a top-class event, match practice, prize money and the best sporting entertainment thanks to the top Swiss players - a win-win situation for everyone." Belinda Bencic has a career-high world ranking of No.
4 in the world which she reached in February 2020. She has won four singles and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Martina Hingis is a former World No. 1, having spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1 and 90 weeks as doubles world No.
1. She has won 5 Grand Slam singles titles, thirteen Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty-five major titles. In addition, she won the season-ending WTA Finals two times in singles and three times in doubles and an Olympic silver medal.