Belinda Bencic weighs in on Australian Open rules

Belinda Bencic is willing to comply with the rules set for the 2022 Australian Open and she noted that it’s up to everyone to decide whether he wants or not to accept the rules. 

The Australian Open is mandating players to be fully vaccinated and there will be no special treatment for anyone. 

“These are rules that I share. Then it’s up to everyone to decide if he wants to follow them or not. We shouldn’t have to live with a very long quarantine either. Although now with the new variant of the virus, things could change very quickly,” Bencic explained, per Tennis Up To Date.

Players weren’t thrilled with the length of the quarantine at this year’s Australian Open. 

“We will probably have new news soon. Last year was not easy, because obviously, it is not pleasant to spend so much time in a hotel room, but after that, it was a great challenge. Many people think that a couple of weeks without exercising makes no difference. Instead for an athlete it is very important,” Bencic added. 

Bencic happy with her season 

Bencic, ranked at No. 23 in the world, captured only one title this year but that title came at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Bencic has a gold medal in her collection and she couldn’t be prouder. 

“I’m very satisfied. I could have done a little more in the first part, but tennis is all about ups and downs. I was very lucky to have a perfect state of form in conjunction with the Olympics. I also did well at the US Open and with the Billie Jean King Cup team, we reached the final. Now that the ranking is back to normal, I have to think about climbing some positions. And I have to stop putting too much pressure on myself in important matches. Nobody expected me to win in Tokyo and it was the best win of my career,” Bencic reflected.

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