WTA Palermo, Giorgi v Juvan

Second round.

Giorgi (1.73) v Juvan (2.34)

Due to start at 6 pm.

This is their first meeting.

Juvan has better overall results in the last 12 months and also in 2020. She played ITF tournaments in the first 4 months of 2019. She also has stronger clay results.

Juvan has come through the qualifying rounds and beat 18th ranked Marketa Vondrousova in 3 sets in the main draw. She needed 3 sets in 2 of her 3 qualifying matches. This is her first tournament since the Tour was suspended in March.

Giorgi came through a close match with Rebecca Peterson in the last round. That was her first match on clay since she reached the third round at the French Open in 2018. She played pretty well and was only broken twice. She did hit 7 d faults though.

We have a good chance of this going to 3 sets. Lay Giorgi around 1.40 to 1.50 and remove all or some of the liability around 1.95. Lay the set 1 winner.

Juvan has a great chance today.

Update: Giorgi started well and took a 2-0 lead. She was immediately broken back and only won 1 more game in the set. She bounced back well in the second set and won it with a double break of serve. In the third set Giorgi took a 5-1 lead. She was broken when serving for the match at 5-2 but managed to hold from 5-4.
Giorgi won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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