Belinda Bencic gave Switzerland the Olympic gold after beating the Czech Marketa Vondrousova 7-5, 2-6 and 6-3 in the final in two and a half hours of play and became the first woman of this nationality to reach the top in tennis in an Olympic game.
The N ° 12 in the world, who had surpassed Elena Rybakina in three sets, thus closed a great tournament and at 24 he got his first gold medal in a match that had several breaks per side.
Without a doubt, a huge pampering for the Bencic season, who so far could not get any WTA title but is always a serious protagonist in each of the tournaments.
With this victory, he gave the Switzerland’s third medal in tennis in the history of the Olympic Games: Marc Rosset was the first, in singles at Barcelona 1992, and then, in Beijing 2008, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won the doubles.
It should be noted that for the bronze medal, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina beat the Kazakh Rybakina in three sets by 1-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-4.