Belinda Bencic vs Camila Giorgi
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 21, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
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Italian tennis superstar, Camila Giorgi found out the news that her second round opponent, Simona Halep, had withdrawn from this tournament. The world number 1 wanted some rest before the US Open which means Giorgi will be playing lucky loser, Belinda Bencic from Switzerland. Both players will see this tournament as a great chance to make a deep run and that should ensure we will get a great tennis match in this round.
Belinda Bencic would have thought that her tournament was over after she lost in qualifying. The Halep withdrawal is a gift for the Swiss player and she will be desperate to cash-in on this opportunity. Belinda Bencic has been playing good tennis recently having made runs at the WTA Washington Open and at Wimbledon. Confidence should be high for the Swiss player and she will hope that she can make another deep run before the start of the US Open.
On the other side of the coin, Camila Giorgi will also see this fixture as a gift. This is a much easier match for the Italian than if she had to play Simona Halep so her chances of winning have improved greatly. The Italian has been playing well recently with her most notable run being at Wimbledon where she made the last 8. Camila Giorgi has continued that form and she showed it in her opening round win where she won in straight sets. It will be important for Camila Giorgi that she can continue playing well because she will be desperate to take this momentum into the US Open.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict Camila Giorgi to win. The Italian is the better player than Belinda Bencic and I think she will be good enough to beat her opponent with ease. I am expecting this match to end in 2 sets.