Alize takes the title in truly dramatic fashion.
Up 76 30 (double break, serving),
then 4-4 in the second set, breaks to get 5-4 but is broken when serving for the match.
Loses second set 75.
Up 30 (double break, serving) again in third.
Ends up down MP at 5-4, Giorgi misses a return of serve long.
Then finally wins 75 in the third. She was literally sitting on her behind after hitting the ace at 30-0 in the last game.
Alize understands her game better now, she is a grinder with great defense who needs to be fit to play her best. Really good grinding from her this tournament. She also has some all-round ability (at the net, dropshots, lobs), but the foundation of her success recently is probably increased fitness, work ethic, and a stronger mentality. Also, she understands that being fired up and emotional is a good psychological space for her to play good tennis (this is different for different players).
She has the same tendency that Chakvetadze, Koukalova (and probably several other emotional "fighter" style players) had, to collapse to the ground when she misses a shot on a big point
Congrats to Alize! I enjoyed the match. Alize was outmatched for power and had to work hard to keep the balls coming back so that Giorgi would eventually miss, and she did a great job.
One thing that she should try to improve is the tendency to doublefault. Doublefaults cost her at 3-0 in the second set and also at other parts of the match. With her style she should endeavour to reduce doublefaults as much as possible, to keep free points to an absolute minimum.
She may always have some breathing issues, but if her fitness is high enough she can obviously deal with it.