Switzerland’s Bencic wins women’s tennis gold


Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis gold medal in singles, and she might not be done at the Tokyo Games.

The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 for the first major title of her career.

Bencic also is in the women’s doubles gold-medal match on Sunday. Bencic and Swiss partner Viktorija Golubic face the top-seeded Czech team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won the bronze by rallying past Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Also, Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani of Brazil beat Russian pair Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina for bronze in women’s doubles, taking a tiebreaker 11-9 after splitting two sets.

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