Li on Bencic: Plays just like Hingis

by: Matt Cronin | January 14, 2014

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Li Na has high praise for two-time ITF junior No. 1 Belinda Bencic, who she defeated, 6-0, 7-6 (5), in the second round of the Australian Open. Bencic was taught the game by former No. 1 Martina Hingis’ mother, Melanie Molitor, who still coaches the 16-year-old when she’s home in Switzerland.

“She played exactly like Martina Hingis," said Li. "More flat [serve than Hingis] and deuce side was more slice. [She has] more control and I didn't like the way she's hitting the ball today, because she was use a lot of my power to move me and running a lot on the court.”

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