Belinda Bencic photo by Christoper Levy @tennis_shots
(June 9, 2014) The oldest and the youngest members in the WTA top 100 won on Monday at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, a grass court tune-up for Wimbledon.
In a battle of teenagers, seventeen-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, while Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, the elder stateswoman of the WTA at the age of 43, defeated Paula Ormaechea 6-3, 6-1.
Bencic is coached by the mother of former No. 1 Martina Hingis, Melanie Monitor.
New British No.1 Heather Watson leads the line-up at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Tuesday. Watson takes on Canadian qualifier Aleksandra Wozniak on the Ann Jones Centre Court on day two of the WTA Premier event at the Priory Club.
“I think it is a great tournament here with a lot of improvements over the years,” said Watson, speaking ahead of the event. “I think the quality of the grass and the tournament has just been going up and up every year. It’s just got a...