Belinda and Pierre-Hugues Place as Finalists at Topshelf Open

The Topshelf Open came to a conclusion on June 14th in the Netherlands, with both Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125) and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String) upsetting seeded opponents on their way to the final.

Belinda had a stellar run in women’s singles, overcoming No. 2 seed Jelena Jankovic to reach the final. The 18-year-old Swiss grabbed a 6-3 3-1 lead right off the bat, proceeding to seal the match at 6-3, 6-3 by seizing three consecutive games. Belinda landed five aces, holding off six of seven break points faced, and scoring four of her own. "Everything worked well for me. I played a really good match," commented the Swiss rising star after the match on the official WTA website. She went off to face fellow rising star Camila Giorgi in the final, and placed as runner-up after a tough outing with her Italian opponent.

In men’s doubles, Pierre-Hugues and Nicolas Mahut also boasted fine performance throughout the tournament, the un-seeded duo pulling off strong victories against two seeded pairs. They faced No. 2 seeds Leander Peas and Daniel Nestor in the second round, triumphing over the doubles legends in straight sets. The duo secured a stunning 10 aces, and refused their opponents a single break point, advancing at 6-4, 7-6(7). They proceeded to face No. 3 seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers, seizing a victory in under 90 minutes at 6-3, 7-6(5). The pair placed as runners-up after a demanding final, showing impressive tenacity in the match’s second set.

YONEX players will be back in tournaments this week as the grass season gets into full gear, so stay tuned for more developments!

Topshelf Open Tournament Results

Women’s Singles Final

[5] Camila Giorgi (ITA) def. Belinda Bencic (EZONE Ai 100, POLYTOUR HS 125)(SUI) 7-5, 6-3

Men’s Doubles Final

Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/Lukasz Kubot (POL) def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2, 7-6(9)

*Photos of Belinda and Pierre-Hugues taken at the 2015 Roland Garros