WTA Palermo, Semi Final, Ferro v Giorgi

Ferro (1.73) v Giorgi (2.34)

Due to start around 5:30 pm

This will be their first meeting.

Overall results favour Ferro in the last 12 months and also in 2020. Her clay results are much stronger. She has won 38 of her last 50 on this surface. Giorgi has won 28 of her last 50.

Ferro has not lost a set this week. She has been favourite in every match. Her opening sets against Errani and Alexandrova were close but she dominated the second sets.

WTA Palermo, Semi Final, Ferro v Giorgi 1
Fiona Ferro

Giorgi has had very close matches in every round. Last night she lost the first set to Dayan Yastremska who also broke serve at the start of set 2. Giorgi fought back well to take the match in 3 sets. She had also lost the opening set to Kaja Juvan in the previous round.

Ferro’s stats for the tournament are stronger and I give her the edge today. Back her around 2.10 or wait for her to be broken before backing.

Update: Ferro made a terrible start and was 5-0 down. She was really struggling on serve. In the second set she broke Giorgi’s serve straight away. She went a double break up. Giorgi got one of the breaks back but Ferro sealed the set with another break of the Giorgi serve and a solid hold.
Ferro went a break ahead in the deciding set. She held onto the lead until she served for the match at 5-4. Giorgi broke her. Ferro once again won a break of the Giorgi serve and this time comfortably served out the match.
Ferro won 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.

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