Daredevil Belinda on a roll
It was also the second time Bencic has reigned supreme in the UAE, having won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships back in 2019.
"It's the dates. I really love to eat dates," joked Bencic when asked about her love affair with the Emirates, referring to the country's famous delicacy.
When the 25-year-old won Dubai, she said she was going skydiving to celebrate, a promise that was not kept by her boyfriend and strength and conditioning coach Martin Hromkovic.
Four years on, Bencic has a plan to finally jump out of a plane, and she hopes to make it a group skydive that includes Hromkovic and her coach Dmitry Tursunov.
"There is a great extreme sportswoman in Switzerland, Géraldine Fasnacht, and I’m good friends with her, we’re also both ambassadors of the same Swiss bank, Alpian, and she’s coming to Dubai when I’m there and I want to ask her because she does a lot of skydiving and she does wingsuit flying and all this crazy stuff, I’m going to ask her to take us because I’ll trust her, she’s a pro in that. She’s going to take me, Martin and Dmitry and we’re going to do it. No excuses," said Bencic.