He Australian Open 2023for at least one more year, it will remain the only Grand Slam tournament in which Camila GiorgI still haven’t made it to the second week. The Italian player lost to the No. 12 seed belinda bencic with a score of 6-2, 7-5.
In the first set, Giorgi never embarrassed his rival on the return and ended up losing his serve twice: in the third and seventh games. The Swiss knew how to respond blow by blow and not be overwhelmed by the accelerations of the blue.
Three breaks characterized the early part of the second set, as Bencic extended to 3-1. Right at the most important moment of the game, the Italian reacted and signed the counterbreak at 4-5. Bencic, however, immediately reclaimed the lead and never wavered again.
The words of Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi said after the defeat: «I am more than happy, because after eighteen weeks without playing I expressed a very high level. I can only be happy. In the end, when you don’t have the rhythm of the match, the matches slip away for a few details.
I made little mistakes. I have no regrets, I gave my all on every point.» He then added: «I struggled in the second set, even though I wasn’t playing my best game at the start. I tried to be defensive in the first set, then I started to push and play my game.
When you play aggressive tennis, sometimes you make another mistake. This is part of the game. You make more mistakes and sometimes you don’t take the game home. I am more than happy to be back here. Again the third round was fatal? It’s something I’ve never investigated.
I repeat: I am happy to have started the year like this. I haven’t played in a long time and the preparation took only a few weeks. I did not have the opportunity to follow a long preseason. My goal is to try and not stop for another 3/4 months and play as many games as possible.»