Angelique Kerber v Belinda Bencic Live
World number 7 Angelique Kerber will face Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the third round of the ongoing US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
Angelique Kerber was faced with the possibility of a first round exit when she lost the second set against Ksenia Pervak and the third set was heading towards a possible tie-breaker. However, the German held her nerve as she played out a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 match in the first round. There were no jitters in her game in her second round fixture against Alla Kudryavtseva as Angelique Kerber won 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets.
Belinda Bencic breezed through to the second round of the US Open with a 6-3,6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer in the first round and followed it up with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Kurumi Nara of Japan in the second round.
Angelique Kerber’s preparation to the tournament has not been great. However she has only lost against the likes of Serena Williams (Stanford), Venus Williams (Montreal), and Caroline Wozniacki (Cincinnati).
Belinda Bencic had lost against Simona Halep at Wimbledon and suffered a first round exit at Istanbul at the hands of Wozniacki. The Swiss player has also sent packing from the Cincinnati Masters in the first round before exiting in the fourth round at New Haven.
The duo have not faced each other before and there will be an element of surprise when the two meet in court in the US Open third round fixture on the weekend.
Tags: Flushing Meadows, Angelique Kerber, Belinda Bencic, US Open
Posted: 29th August 2014
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