Switzerland’s Bencic wins Wimbledon junior title

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Taylor Townsend of the United

States 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to win the Wimbledon girls’


It’s the second consecutive junior Grand Slam title for the

16-year-old Bencic, following the French Open last month.

The top-seeded Bencic also defeated the 17-year-old Townsend in

Paris and at a grass-court Wimbledon warm-up tournament at

Roehampton, England. Townsend won the 2012 Australian Open girls’


”Everything is difficult when you play her. It’s really tough

to play against her every time,” Bencic said.

Bencic is coached by her father and Melanie Molitor, who is the

mother of five-time major champion Martina Hingis.