Belinda Bencic comes back to win against Sakkari in Berlin
It was a highly touted matchup and it delivered what it promised and even more. Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari played a 3-hour match in Berlin that sent the Swiss player into the final of Berlin. The opening set had a very dramatic start as Sakkari jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.
Then Bencic turned it around with a 3-0 run having a break in hand and a lead. She lost that lead in the next game by dropping her serve. From there Bencic stabilized quite well winning her service games without any issues. Sakkari had some issues and had to save break points in two separate games. In the tiebreak, it was Sakkari who proved better 10-8.
The 2nd set was another proper battle between the players as Sakkari applied early pressure on her opponent forcing a break point. Bencic held and after that both played really well. At 5-4, Sakkari ran into some issues and Bencic was able to seal it 6-4. The 3rd set was quite similar as again it was Sakkari who applied early pressure on Bencic.
The Swiss player saved multiple break points in that set never losing her serve. At 5-4, it was Sakkari who complicated things a bit giving Bencic a couple of break points. She used the 3rd to close out the epic match after 3 hours of play.