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Belinda Bencic surpasses Zarina Diyas as WTA Newcomer of the Year

17 November 2014 14:21
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Belinda Bencic surpasses Zarina Diyas as WTA Newcomer of the Year

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Belinda Bencic has been crowned as the WTA's Newcomer of the Year, Kazinform has learnt from the WTA's official website.

The 17-year-old Swiss was one of the brightest young stars in the world of tennis this year. Bencic who secured 46% of fan votes said: "It's a great honor and privilege to have been voted the WTA's Newcomer of the Year 2014". She also added that the year was challenging and rewarding.

Edged by Bencic, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan came second with 23% of fan votes. But Zarina beat other rising tennis stars such as Kurumi Nara of Japan and Shelby Rogers of the U.S.

In addition, the 21-year-old Kazakhstani is at №33 of the updated WTA ranking.


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