Serena Williams was defeated recently by a Swiss teenager, Belinda Bencic in a semi-final match.
World number one, Serena Williams was beaten by Belinda Bencic in a semi-final encounter. Belinda Bencic is a Swiss teenager and the youngest competitor in the Roger Cup tournament.
Bencic, 18, fought back to beat the 21-time Grand Slam champion 3-6 7-5 6-4 – only the second defeat for Williams in 45 matches this year. Belinda Bencic bent over and covered her face with both hands as she soaked in the biggest victory of her blossoming career.
I was very overwhelmed from the situation on the court, but I’m just so happy the forehand landed in [on match point].
Serena Williams congratulated Belinda Bencic and claimed she was not in her best form.
I think I played really crappy today. I played like an amateur to be honest.
Belinda Bencic is the youngest player to beat Williams in a complete match since the American lost to a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova in the final at Wimbledon in 2004. Bencic, who also has Slovak citizenship through her parents, was just two years old in 1999 when Williams won her first major title. Bencic will play Romanian second seed Simona Halep in the Toronto final.