Eastbourne, Camila Giorgi starts off well though with more than one wheeze

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Camila Giorgi with more than one wheeze

Camila Giorgi got off to the best possible start in the Eastbourne tournament, her final test ahead of Wimbledon, by winning in two sets (7-5, 6-4) over Canada’s Rebecca Marino in the round of 16.

As evidenced by the result, however, the match was not a walk in the park for the Marche-based tennis player, who on more than one occasion found herself in trouble, even forced to recover two-game disadvantages.

A seesaw match then for Giorgi, who immediately started the first set with a break on her opponent, who, however, managed to reverse the inertia bringing her to 2-4, only to be recovered and defeated 7-5 with the Italian player who four times broke the Canadian’s serve.

The second set was also complicated, where Marino took a 2-0 lead over the class of ’91 native of Macerata, who, however, managed to recover and close the match at 6-4.

Now Giorgi will face in the round of 16 with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who got rid of Poland’s Magdalena Frech in two sets.

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