WC holder from Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova succumbed to the top seed of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 Belinda Bencic from Switzerland – 7/6 (7-4), 6/4. The match lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes.
«The match was tough, but I didn’t expect anything else, I knew it was meanе to be a very tough match against Sveta. I’m sorry, guys, I know you wanted her to win, but I’m really happy that some of you cheered for me, too, so thanks for coming. I motivated myself not to choke on those forehands when I was serving at 5/4 in the second and pulled off a winner, so sometimes it happens, you know, tennis is a very mental game. If your head is free the things are working out. I kind of fought against myself», – said Belinda after the match.
In the QF Belinda Bencic will face the winner of the match Alize Cornet (FRA) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE).
You can watch live broadcasting of matches here https://tv.formulatx.com/. The broadcasting is available only in Russia.
The tournament WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 takes place at “SIBUR ARENA” from 10 to 16 February. The tournament is supported by the title sponsor “Gazprom export”.