Bencic, Federer's countrywoman, will play before Kerber his third semifinal of the course

The Swiss Bencic (22 years and 23rd in the world), who won the title in Dubai last month, beat Pliskova and will face Kerber, who could with Venus Williams (7-6 (3) and 6-3).


Belinda Bencic is confirmed as one of the great revelations of the women's tennis season. The Swiss, champion in Dubai last month, beat Karolina Pliskova this Thursday (6-3, 4-6 and 6-3) and will contest the Friday the semifinals of the Premier Mandatory of Indian Wells. It is the third time he has reached this round so far this season (he also arrived in Hobart and lost against the Slovakian Schmiedlova, in addition to winning Cop Hopman with his countryman Federer). You will see them this Friday (05:00, DAZN) with Angelique Kerber, who could with Venus Williams (7-6 (3) and 6-3) . Before (02:30), Bianca Andreescu will face Elina Svitolina in the other semifinal.

Trained by her father, Ivan (born in Slovakia), Bencic, 22 years old and 23rd in the world, proved that she is in a great moment of way to overcome Pliskova (26 and 5ª) , disciple of the Spanish Conchita Martinez. With a good serve (78% of points with first services), he dominated the game. His balance of winning shots and unforced errors (38-23) was better than that of the Czech (41-43), who failed more.

Bencic, champion of the junior tournaments of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2013, was soon highlighted in his career when he arrived in 2014 with only 17 years to the quarterfinals of the US Open. Later, his journey has not been easy, although he has already won three titles (he also triumphed in the 125K of Hua Hin 2017 and Eastbourne 2015) . After a good start in 2016 in which it became seventh in the ranking, that year and 2017 were burdened by injuries. In 2018, things did not go as expected, but he went back to the top-50 and now he fights to get back in the top ten. From California he could come close (13th) if he raises the trophy.



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