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Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Great opportunity for her. The time has finally come for Belinda to stop being "eh" at slams.

R1: Pavlyuchenkova...she's already made her slam QF for the year and has been a general flop since. Probably will be 3 sets but Bencic should get through.
R2: Voegele/Kanepi - Voegele doesn't have it, Kanepi could be a threat but this is Belinda's best surface.
R3: Vekic/Riske/Kerkhove/Jorovic - The winner of Vekic/Riske should make the 3rd round. Don't see Donna beating Belinda twice in a row, Riske shouldn't beat Belinda even if this is her favorite surface.
R4: Barty/Kuznetsova/AVU/Muguruza - Barty will be tired, hot streak doesn't last that long in 2019 WTA. Kuznetsova has no chance, neither does AVU. Muguruza is a ??? always but with her current form, no chance.
QF: Kerber/Serena/Goerges/Sharapova/Suarez Navarro - The quarter from hell will tire out all of these players. Suarez Navarro is terrible on clay, Sharapova is a non-factor and can't beat Kerber and Serena in the same tournament on grass, Goerges is in general decline besides her last tournament, and Belinda just beat Kerber so she has a great chance against her with some major confidence. Only possible threat is Serena, and it depends on which Serena shows up at Wimbledon.

Perfect opportunity for Belinda, no chance she's giving this one up.
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I don’t yet trust her to deliver without calling her coach every 5 minutes.

I also wonder about the psychological fallout from her blowing that lead against Kenin and then losing to Alexandrova of all people the next week.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Belinda Bencic's First SF?

Hope not.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

I agree that Bencic is the favourite out of the top half section. She also has beaten Angie and Serena, has the fierce character to be motivated in top matches.

I seriously doubt that Barty will win back to back Grand Slams as it is so difficult to do. Let's not forget that Noami had 6 months to refocus after her maiden Grand Slam, but Roland Garros/Wimbledon is even tougher to accomplish.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Vekic, Riske and Muguruza are all legit opponents for her and I wouldn’t be so sure of her getting past them.

Barty is also a huge task.

Serena, Sharapova and Kerber are like...really tough for her.

It’s definitely possible that she makes the SF, especially if the draw falls apart. But this draw is really tough for everyone in the quarter. I wouldn’t be betting on anyone getting through it, and if I was - Belinda probably wouldn’t be my highest bet.


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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Well this is her specialty right? Beating couple of top opponents in a row...
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

This is Bencic’s first healthy year (Fingers crossed) on tour since 2015 due to injuries. “Finally” is not applicable.

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Oh honey, try winning a few more titles and becoming mor relevant first. This feels premature, to say the least..
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

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This is Bencic’s first healthy year (Fingers crossed) on tour since 2015 due to injuries. “Finally” is not applicable.

Fail troll attempt.
So is yours.

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perfect opportunity for belinda, no chance she's giving this one up.

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No she won't.
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Re: Wimbledon 2019: Will Belinda Bencic Finally Reach Her First Grand Slam SF?

Some of your notes on each round seem more like wishes than analysis.
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This is Bencic’s first healthy year (Fingers crossed) on tour since 2015 due to injuries. “Finally” is not applicable.

Fail troll attempt.
So it's a "fail troll attempt" when someone does it to your fave, but it's not when you do it regarding Angie and Svitty?

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Great opportunity for her. The time has finally come for Belinda to stop being "eh" at slams.

R1: Pavlyuchenkova...she's already made her slam QF for the year and has been a general flop since. Probably will be 3 sets but Bencic should get through.
R2: Voegele/Kanepi - Voegele doesn't have it, Kanepi could be a threat but this is Belinda's best surface.
R3: Vekic/Riske/Kerkhove/Jorovic - The winner of Vekic/Riske should make the 3rd round. Don't see Donna beating Belinda twice in a row, Riske shouldn't beat Belinda even if this is her favorite surface.
R4: Barty/Kuznetsova/AVU/Muguruza - Barty will be tired, hot streak doesn't last that long in 2019 WTA. Kuznetsova has no chance, neither does AVU. Muguruza is a ??? always but with her current form, no chance.
QF: Kerber/Serena/Goerges/Sharapova/Suarez Navarro - The quarter from hell will tire out all of these players. Suarez Navarro is terrible on clay, Sharapova is a non-factor and can't beat Kerber and Serena in the same tournament on grass, Goerges is in general decline besides her last tournament, and Belinda just beat Kerber so she has a great chance against her with some major confidence. Only possible threat is Serena, and it depends on which Serena shows up at Wimbledon.

Perfect opportunity for Belinda, no chance she's giving this one up.
Can you just imagine the meltdown on TF if Sharapova DID in fact, against all odds, beat Kerber and Serena back to back??? If she wanted to forever shut the haters up, this is her golden (Rose Gold) opportunity. However, I hope Bencic goes deep. I think she definitely will make SF if she just plays her game. BUT I think she for sure would lose to Serena or Sharapova if she faced them.
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