Giorgi vs Kerber (By: Jshoot)
Camila Giorgi vs Angelique Kerber in WTA Sydney Semi Final.
I have to be honest, I haven't watch Kerber plays this year so I can't put too much comment on his performance this year. However, I heard she's been playing very well in both hopcup & WTA Sydney. In this tournament she defeated Safarova, Venus & Cibulkova. And also from I heard Cibulkova wasn't play bad, Kerber was just better. After her last two victory against Venus & Cibulkova people called Kerber is the favourite to win it, odds 1.44 to win this game ain't surprising. Camila Giorgi is 100th rank and Kerber is 22nd, both players had 2 meetings in 2015 & 2016 and Kerber won both of them. All of these people are saying that Kerber should be winning this one which I can't argue with it.
However, I see it different, I think this is should be 50:50, Kerber shouldn't be far favourite. I am in shock of how Camila Giorgi has played in this tournament, in her previous tournament last week she lost in 2 straight sets against Bogdan, a player who isn't even top 100 and I watched the game. Somehow, she turned into a different player in Sydney. When I watched Giorgi vs Kvitova & Radswanka, she looked like a top 10 player.
Giorgi defeated Kvitova straight sets 7-6 & 6-2. Giorgi had 11 break points chance and she only converted it 3 times, the amount problem she gave to Kvitova was crazy and Kvitova herself is a good serve. Kvitova couldn't get near Girogi because she only had 2 break point chances and she only converted it once!
Giorgi blowed away Radswanka like she was outside top 100 player (6-1, 6-2). Her serve was even better than against Kvitova in this game because she hit 8 aces, while against Kvitova only 1 ace. Giorgi had 33 winners and Radswanka only 6 winners. Radswanka is exactly the opposite of Kvitova, she's not a player who relies too much on speed & power. But relies on intelligence, technique & forced her opponent to make unforced errors.
Giorgi main weakness from what I heard that she tends to make a lot of unforced errors and she is not mentally strong. Against Kvitova she made 24 errors & against Radswanka she made 29 errors. A lot of unforced errors if you ask me. Those errors can hurts Giorgi herself against Kerber because Kerber is very good in defending. However, Kerber weak serve is in my opinion similar to Radswanka and Giorgi will hurt Kerber from there especially in 2nd serve just like what Giorgi did to Radswanka.
Both players are on form and I believe this is 50:50 game and there is a value in 2.75 odds for Giorgi to win.
Good luck for anyone who follows.
Giorgi vs Kerber predictions
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Giorgi vs Kerber betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Jshoot).