Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title – Liudmila Samsonova defeated Belinda Bencic in the final of Bett1Open 2021 on Sunday. Samsonova came from behind after losing the first set against 1-6. Bencic returned the favour in the next set by winning it 6-1. In the last set, she sealed the game 6-3.
Samsonova, 22, made a mockery of her world ranking of 106 to recover from losing the first set to earn a 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Swiss fifth seed Bencic.
It was another display of power tennis from the Russian who stunned former world number one Victoria Azarenka in Saturday’s semi-final.
Despite having her service broken twice in losing the first set, Samsonova immediately applied pressure at the start of the second.
She raced into a 4-0 lead to serve out the set, which she won by blasting down seven aces without reply.
Bencic, ranked 12th in the world, was broken again at the start of the deciding set and Samsonova applied enough pressure at 5-3 up to convert her second match point.
Bencic who is ranked no. 12, got to the final after defeating Jule Niemeier 4-6 6-4 7-5, Petra Martic 6-3 6-4, Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4 4-6 7-6(7-4) and Alize Cornet 7-5 6-4. While Ranked no. 106, Samsonova entered the final after beating Noma Akugue Noha 6-3 6-1, Ana Konjuh 4-6 6-1 7-6(7-4), Marketa Vondrousova 6-4 7-6(7-6), Veronika Kudermetova 6-4 6-3, Madison Keys 7-6(7-4) 2-6 7-6(7-0) and Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-2.
Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova
Date: 20 June 2021
Tournament: bett1Open 2021
Venue: Berlin, Germany
Category: WTA 500
Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova: Head to head
There is no head to head record between Belinda Bencic and Liudmila Samsonova since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.
Belinda Bencic – 00
Liudmila Samsonova – 00
Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova: Live Stream
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Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova: Prize Money
Winner – €55,300 (470 points)
Runner-up – €41,141 (305 points)
Semi-Finals – €26,130 (185 points)
Quarter-Finalist – €12,500 (100 points)
Second Round – €6,612 (55 points)
First Round – €5,362 (1 point)
-Inputs from AFP