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– ROME, AUGUST 18 – Bitter debut day for Jasmine Paolini and Camila Giorgi in the “Western & Southern Open”, a WTA 1000 tournament with a prize pool of $ 1,835,490 underway on the hard courts of Mason, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 25-year-old from Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, n.101 in the ranking, promoted by the qualifiers, had to contend with the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, n.32 WTA. The 24-year-old from Kazan was ahead by 2-1 in the direct comparisons and had imposed herself in the last two matches played in the first round of the 2019 Australian Open qualifiers and in the first round of the WTA in Hua Hin in 2017 (Paolini a sign instead in the first round of qualifying in Prague, also in 2017).
The match was postponed several times due to rain.
When the blue was finally able to take the field, he did not find the right rhythm to enter the game. Kudermetova won 63 62 in one hour and 9 minutes of play. A big difference was the service: the Russian placed 9 aces, the blue committed 4 double fouls.
Camila Giorgi, climbed to n.34 in the ranking after the triumph in the “1000” in Montreal, on the draw in Cincinnati thanks to the “special exempt” (the possibility for those who do not have the ranking to enter directly into the main draw if the previous week, in a tournament of the same type, he reached at least the semifinals), he found on the other side of the net the American Jessica Pegula, n.26 WTA, just beaten in the penultimate act in Montreal. The 29-year-old from Macerata had evidently not yet disposed of her tiredness and emotion because this time she was unable to scratch the strength of the opponent. Starts immediately under 4-0 and only manages to limit the damage in the first set that Pegula wins 62. The story and the score do not change in the second, so the final is 62 62 for the American in an hour and 12 minutes . Giorgi, who could not fail to be affected by an important, beautiful and expensive week like the one she lived in Montreal, was not supported by the service: she committed 4 double fouls and won only 55% of the points with the first and 33% with the second. (HANDLE).