Top seed Belinda Bencic won the junior girls Wimbledon championship today when she defeated 5th seed Taylor Townsend 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Bencic was the doubles runner-up last year, and she recently won the French Open junior championship.
Bencic hit six aces and won 19 of 24 net points. She hit 32 winners and made 21 unforced errors. Today marked the third time this season that the Swiss player has beaten Townsend.
Bencic has a long-time coaching relationship with Melanie Molitor, coach and mother of Martina Hingis.
Bencic also played in the junior doubles semifinals today, but she and her partner--the 2nd seeds--lost.