Victoria Azarenka and Belinda Bencic meet in the fourth round of the 2015 Wimbledon.
Victoria Azarenka is coming off a straight sets victory over Kristina Mladenovic, which took an hour and a half. Azarenka has yet to drop a set this tournament and is still trying to prove she can return to her elite form before her injury. Azarenka has won at least 76 percent of her first serve points and has hit 70 winners. Azarenka has lost just 14 games in her last two matches. Azarenka also has just 36 combined unforced errors, showing signs of returning to form. However, Azarenka has 17 double faults in her first three matches, a number that much change if she’s going to make another deep run in a grand slam. Azarenka has made it out of the fourth round of a major twice since the beginning of 2014. Azarenka has made it out of the fourth round of the Wimbledon three times in her career.
Belinda Bencic is coming off nearly a two hour straight sets match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Bencic has won at least 67 percent of her first serve points and has 16 aces overall. Bencic hs 93 winners and 45 unforced errors this tournament. Bencic has played eight sets heading into this match. At just 18 years old, Bencic has proven to be one of the top up-and-comers in women’s tennis and is making progress in each tournament. However, Bencic must get more than 57 percent of her first serves in play if she’s going to win this match. Bencic has made it out of the fourth round of a major just once in her young career, which was last year’s U.S. Open.
This will be the first time these two have played each other.
Are we 100 percent sold that Azarenka is back? I’m not sure I am, especially with the insane amount of double fault. Bencic is a young player who won’t be intimidated and sees this as another building block to climb to the top. I like the young girl’s chances here.