I was entertained too until I became stressed out. :lol: Some truly brilliant rallies from both, but they were interspersed with the return of either DFmila (she cleaned it up in set 3 though), or Hsieh’s painful choking - she was up a 6-3 4-1 and had 40-0 in countless Giorgi service games without breaking. Finally got over the line in the very last game.
Good test for both though before they have to defend Wimbledon points, Hsieh looked relieved and happy to have come through a battle. Giorgi has lost none of her speed and power in the layoff. Still needs to develop a second serve though, and might want to watch the racquet throwing. She would hurl it about 20m across the court several times…. Naomi Broady might have been watching.
Hsieh gets Halep next, who will be much fresher this time around. Do your best! :armed:
Giorgi much better than expected after such a long absence due to the wrist injury, but still not enough to win the match.
I can understand the weak serve due to the lack of practice, not at all the many UE that have gifted the match to Hsieh.
Painful choking from Su Were in the second set. At 2-2 in the final set Hsieh was in full prevent defense and they had some crazy long rallies. She should have closed this in an hour tops, now she'll have nothing left for Halep.
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This sounds ominous.
Sinner is one of the best young ATP talents I've seen in a while behind Felix Auger-Aliassime
Interesting that Piatti is combining the future and the past for his coaching next year.
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