Belinda Bencic is no stranger to injury lay-offs, having missed large swaths of the 2016 and 2017 seasons due to persistent wrist pain.
That experience, says the Swiss star, proved unlikely preparation for the global pandemic that sidelined plays for nearly all of last year.
"Last year was one to forget," she told Daniela Hantuchova on her Roland Garros YouTube show "Chatting With Daniela."
"It almost felt like we never played, even though we did a little at the start and end, but I definitely want to forget last year. Hopefully we can play more, and everyone’s gotten used to making tournaments in these conditions. I’ve definitely missed tennis, and so I want to play tournaments no matter how they’re staged."