9th seed Belinda Bencic takes on compatriot Jil Teichmann in the round of 64 of the 2023 Indian Wells on Friday.
The Swiss star has been in fine form this season. She began brightly as she won the Adelaide International 2 by beating the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Anna Kalinskaya, Caroline Garcia, and Daria Kasatkina. Bencic reached the fourth round in the Australian Open for the second time in her career.
Bencic won her second title in 2023 at the Abu Dhabi Open. This time, she had wins against Marta Kostyuk, Shelby Rogers, Beatriz Haddad Maia, and Liudmila Samsonova. Bencic reached the quarterfinals in Qatar. Her campaign in Dubai ended with a second-round loss to Karolina Muchova.
The 25-year-old has won 7 matches so far this season while having lost 6. She crashed out in the second rounds in both the Adelaide International 2 and the Australian Open. In Abu Dhabi, Teichmann was once again ousted in the second round. She played in the Qatar Open but couldn’t progress beyond the final round of qualifying. In Dubai, her campaign ended in the first round as she lost to the in-form Lauren Davis.
Teichmann began her campaign in Indian Wells with a comprehensive win against Ashlyn Krueger. Teichmann had a win percentage of 70 and converted 4 out of 7 break points in the match.
Head-to-Head and Prediction
The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 1-1. Teichmann won their most recent encounter in the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals 6-3, 6-2.
Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in three sets.
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