Due to injury, the pre-season did not start as planned and preparation for the first tasks of the year was not optimal. Gradually the rhythm returns and with increasing match practice also self-confidence. After a fierce 6:4 4:6 7:6 in the second round of the Qatar Open against Weronika Kudermetowa (RUS), Belinda reached the quarter-finals with a convincing 6:4 6:3 against Julija Putinzewa (KAZ). The next opponent is Svetlana Kusnezowa (RUS).