Giorgi chasing the semifinals

Determined, attentive and above all concentrated. Able to react to the inaction of the first serve with an intelligent use of the second, proving once more that he feels perfectly comfortable on the grass. Camila Giorgi played the best game of the season and for the second year in a row she hit a place in the semifinals of the “Rothesay International”, WTA 500 tournament with a prize pool of $ 797,900 that is approaching the decisive stages on the lawns of Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park, in Great Britain (last appointment of the pink circuit together with Bad Homburg to refine the preparation for Wimbledon).

The 30-year-old from MacerataNo. 26 in the ranking and twelfth seed, fresh from the quarterfinals in Birmingham (the first of the season) and semifinalist in this tournament 12 months ago (forced to retire due to injury against Kontaveit), liquidated in the quarters for 62 61, in just 64 minutes of the game, la bulgara Victoria Tomovan.128 WTA, fished out on the board as lucky loser after the forfeit of Tunisian Jabeur.

Between the Marche and the 27-year-old from Sofia – doubly “lucky” because she took the place on the board of a seeded player with the “bye” in the first round – there were no precedents. As always this week Camila started badly by giving up the bar at the start with the Bulgarian who took the opportunity to climb 2-0. With a partial of 12 points to 3, however, the blue got back in the running, got the counter-break, all to the sound of winners (especially by right), and went on to lead 3-2.

In the sixth game Tomova canceled a ball-break with an ace while on the second it was the Marche who sent the forehand wide but on the third still the forehand, this time landed in the corner, she delivered the fourth game in a row to Camila (4- 2). Unstoppable the blue led the streak of consecutive games to six, closing the first set 6-2.

Camila’s positive mood, despite a rather low prime rate, continued at the start of the second half where the positive streak was extended to nine games (3-0). The 27-year-old from Sofia managed to stop the bleeding (3-1) but Giorgi immediately resumed hammering with her powerful blows and finished 6-1 in the third match-point (on the first two consecutive he has committed as many double faults) on a backhand of Tomova that ended up on the net.

“Today everything went really well – commented the blue -. I’m playing consistently here in Eastbourne, even if I didn’t play a great match on my debut against Marino. I am happy to have my whole family here to support me ”.



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