Belinda Bencic wins Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics over Marketa Vondrousova
The start of the match went extremely well for Belinda Bencic who took the early 2-2 but some early nerves showed as well as she then lost three games in a row to go down 2-3. Vondrousova served for 4-2 but failed to do it and that proved very costly. Once they both settled Bencic seized her chance at 6-5 and closed out the set 7-5.
Clearly understanding it was time to give it all Vondrosuaova came out laser-focused in the 2nd set. She broke Bencic early and from there, her confidence only became higher. He painted lines all across the court and quickly won the 2nd set with 6-2.
The Czech player was on fire and that translated into the first game of the 3rd set. She broke Bencic to take a 1-0 lead then lost 3 games in a row to go down 1-3 before pulling it back to 3-3. At 4-3 Becnci took a medical timeout for a blister and after that paused Vondrousova was completely out of rhythm.
She lost her serve in that game giving Bencic the 5-3 lead with the chance to close it out and win the gold medal. After some set points and break points she finally did close it out with 6-3.