Camila Giorgi vs. Magda Linette
|Date & Time||Saturday August 24, 2019, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
Cary Leeds Center
New York City
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Camila Giorgi and Magda Linette meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Bronx Open.
Camila Giorgi is coming off a three sets win over Qiang Wang that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Giorgi won 53 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Giorgi won 49 percent of her total service points and converted on eight of her 12 break points. Giorgi got 58 percent of her first serves in play and saved three of her 11 break points. Giorgi obviously has to be sharper with her serve and clean up the silly unforced errors. Giorgi hopes to win her first title since last years Linz Open and the third title of her career. Giorgi is 2-5 in career final appearances overall and 1-5 in final appearances on hard court. Giorgi has won eight of her last 11 matches on hard court.
Magda Linette is coming off a straight sets win over Katerina Siniakova that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Linette won 66 percent of her first serve points and 57 percent of her second serve points. Linette won 61 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her 11 break points. Linette got 45 percent of her first serves in play and saved four of her six break points. Linette has now won 14 of her last 15 sets played if you include the three matches won to qualify for this tournament. Linette hopes to win her first career singles title, and this is her only other final appearance outside of the 2015 Japan Women's Open. Linette has won eight of her last nine matches on hard court.
Giorgi won the only meeting between these two, which was 2015 Katowice, a match she won in three sets. The match took 30 games to be decided.
Neither of these players have served well this tournament, so it’s a matter of who can string together three or four games to create separation. The one thing to like is the experience that Giorgi brings to the table, as she’s been in many finals throughout her career and finally has one where she’s expected to win. Giorgi has been on the wrong side of some tough opponents, and this is a great chance to add some hardware to the trophy case as she approaches 28 years old.
Up and down match, but give me Giorgi.