Switzerland's Bencic beats Townsend for Wimbedon girls' title

by: AP | July 05, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

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.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Novak Djokovic tops Donald Young, advances to semifinals in Eastbourne

Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova advanced to the quarterfinals. 

Is Angelique Kerber still a contender—or even a factor—at Wimbledon?

The world No. 1 is experiencing a dramatic turnaround from her magical 2016 season. 

Time to worry? Murray withdraws from another exhibition with sore hip

Wimbledon starts Monday and Murray is the defending champion.