Silver medal for Markéta Vondroušová after loss to Belinda Bencic in Olympics tennis final

Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová lost to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic 5:7 6:2 3:6 on Saturday, meaning that she will receive the silver medal in the women’s singles category.

Despite coming back in the second set, which she won with six points to two, Vondroušová ran into trouble in the third, decisive set of the game. She managed to get to deuce when Bencic was serving to win the game at 5:3, but the Swiss player managed to press the advantage and won the game.

Nevertheless, the 22-year-old from Sokolov managed to reach the finals in her Olympic debut and has achieved the greatest success in Czech singles tennis at the Olympics thus far.

Sunday will see Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková face the Swiss duo of Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic in the women’s doubles finals.

Author: Tom McEnchroe