What a finish!
Belinda Bencic is the winner of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after defeating WTA top ten players Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and finally Petra Kvitova in the finals last night.
The title win is her first in four years and she did it in three short sets; 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in front of an enthusiastic Dubai audience.
The win brings the Swiss player back to number 23 in the world
Belinda Bencic posts her 4th top-10 win on the trot, defeats world No. 4 Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to lift the Dubai (Premier 5) trophy, her biggest title since Toronto 2015. She’ll rise to No. 23 in the world on Monday. What a week for the 21-year-old! ???? pic.twitter.com/t6ZsaYCj8e
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) February 23, 2019
Bencic is the highest ranked Swiss player and was a former top 10 player back in 2016
Tremendous. Just like in Toronto 2015 (Wozniacki, Ivanovic, Serena and Halep), Belinda Bencic beats FOUR top 10 players (Sabalenka, Halep, Svitolina and Kvitova) to win a Premier 5 event.
She is the new Dubai champ.
Welcome back to the big time! pic.twitter.com/NE6oKvoDq0
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) February 23, 2019
Congratulations Belinda Bencic!
— Belinda Bencic (@BelindaBencic) February 23, 2019