Belinda Bencic Photograph:( Reuters )
Belinda Bencic became first Swiss woman to earn an Olympic Games tennis gold.
World number 12 Belinda Bencic dug deep to overpower Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 on Saturday and win the Tokyo Olympics women's singles title, becoming the first Swiss woman to earn an Olympic Games tennis gold.
Bencic, who prevailed in two hours and 30 minutes, can now complete a set of gold medals when she and Viktorija Golubic face Czech No. 1 seeds Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova in the doubles final on Sunday.