Switzerland's Bencic beats Townsend for Wimbedon girls' title

by: AP July 05, 2013

AP Photo

LONDON -- Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Taylor Townsend of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to win the Wimbledon girls' championship.

It's the second consecutive junior Grand Slam title for the 16-year-old Bencic, following the French Open last month.

The top-seeded Bencic also defeated the 17-year-old Townsend in Paris and at a grass-court Wimbledon tournament at Roehampton, England. Townsend won the 2012 Australian Open girls' title.

Says Bencic: "Everything is difficult when you play her. It's really tough to play against her every time."

Bencic is coached by her father and Melanie Molitor, who is the mother of five-time major champion Martina Hingis.

More Stories

Petra Kvitova's offseason training delayed by stress fracture in foot

The Czech still hopes to play the Hopman Cup in January. 

First Family of Tennis: The Obamas have embraced tennis' virtues

Obama's passion for athletics remained visible in D.C., including on the tennis court. 

Farm Team: The determination of Molokai tennis

What the team lacks in resources, it makes up for in passion.