"I think it's great," Serena Williams said of Bencic's run of success. "I think she can go all the way. It's really good to see her doing well. She's an amazingly nice, beautiful person both inside and out. I really like her. I just think it's good for tennis. She's extremely exciting to watch. I love watching her play."
Bencic, who said she enjoys playing on hard courts, also thrives on the noisy atmosphere here and, like Bellis, said she loves playing in front of big crowds.
"I think there is huge potential for her," Hingis said. "I mean, I definitely think she can be top 5. She's on the way to get there. How far, it's up to her. You know, nobody can play the matches for her and win matches, win the tournaments. But she [has] showed that she can win a big match when she has to. Hopefully there will be more opportunities in the near future. Maybe here, you know."