Cornet vs Giorgi by Tennisguy
Cornet is ranked 22 and Giorgi 69. They have only met once in a meeting that took place this year at the Australian Open which was won by Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Giorgi looked incredibly good in this tournament. On her way to the final she defeated the following players : Katarzyna Piter 6-0, 6-1, Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-0, Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-4 and Carla Suarez-Navarro 7-6(2), 6-4. In her semifinal match against Suarez-Navarro she was at her best level managing some great shots and also being very consistent and accurate with them.
Alize Cornet also had some good matches here but at the same time she looked like she was struggling through parts of the last 3 matches she had here. She defeated the following players Vesna Dolonc 6-3, 6-2, Kristina Kucova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, Klara Koukalova 6-2, 0-6, 6-2 and the big surprise match against Agnieszka Radwanska 0-6, 6-2, 6-4. Her performances where quite strange as she lost two sets 6-0 in her last two matches. She did win them but if she has this type of downswing against a player like Giorgi I really don't see her having a lot of chances. In her semifinal she managed to eliminate the nr.1 favorite but that might have taken to much out of her and I don't know how much she will have in the thank for this final. Also now she faces a totally different opponent who goes for a lot of winners which will require her to move a lot from side to side and like I said, Cornet might not be in her best physical shape.
I really didn't think that Giorgi will get this final to be honest but after seeing her consistency and the high level of tennis that she produced from match to match I must say I am very impressed with her. If she manages to overcome the emotions that come with playing a tournament final and plays at the same level she did so far she is going to go home with her first WTA title.
|Camila Giorgi to win||Bet365||2.00||10||2-1 LOST (-10 units)|
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