Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic will face Czech Marketa Vondrousova for the women’s singles gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Bencic on Thursday held on to beat Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 and advance to the women’s singles final in Japan.
No. 12 in the WTA rankings, Bencic will face Vondrousova, who beat Ukranian star Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 in their semifinal match on Thursday.
Svitolina is just the latest name on Vondrousova’s list of upsets. Earlier this week, the 22-year-old World No. 42 eliminated Japan’s wunderkind Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-4 in the third round.
Rybakina and Svitolina will play for bronze. All medal matches are scheduled for the upcoming weekend.