"That was an incredible match" - Bencic after 3-hour battle against Sakkari

No.8 seed Bencic prevailed in one of the ten longest matches of the season to outlast No.2 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4 in a gruelling semifinal showdown in Berlin.

Bencic needed some time to cathc her breath but once she did, she said:

"I thought that was an incredible match. We both kind of pushed really hard, we both didn’t give each other anything. I think it was high quality, of course we held our serves as much as we could, and I really felt like we put on a show there."

Bencic is now 4-2 lifetime against Top 10 players on grass, as she moves into the fifth grass-court final of her career. Bencic seeks her second grass-court title, with her first coming at Eastbourne in 2015. It won't be easy as Ons Jabeur is waiting in the final. Interestingly enough, they played in a final this year already.

It was in Charleston earlier this year with Bencic prevailing in a 3-set thriller. Maybe we'll see another one tomorrow.

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