February 5, 2023

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Australian Open: Giorgi beat Schmidlova in straight sets to advance to the third round

Camila Giorgi defeats Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmidlova 6-4, 6-3 and flies to the third round of the 2023 Australian Open. A match played at a high pace, disturbed by the wind, as the blue took as usual. She takes great risks, and often manages to defeat her opponent with her strength and depth of shots. Giorgi played better in the crucial stages of the match, such as the break that gave her the lead in the first game of the match, the match to close the first set, and when she found herself trailing 0-2 30-0 in the match. The beginning of the second group, remaining focused at a sensitive moment and starting the comeback in an enthusiastic phase, characterized by a series of breaks and counter-breaks. She was better on the field than her opponent in terms of attitude, and this is a very positive aspect for her.

Giorgi generally imposed his greatest speed on the ball against an opponent who could push with good quality but without those changes of pace that might worry the Blues. Camila finished the game with 23 winners and 34 errors, 7 points on the net with nine outs. The most interesting fact is that she converted 6 of her 9 break points, while Schmiedlova took 3 out of 10.

Giorgi, in the third round, awaits the winner of the match between Bencic (seeded No. 12) and Liu.

The match begins with an immediate break for Camila, thanks to a forehand foul by Ana Carolina. The Blues consolidate the advantage by 2-0, but are redeemed at 2 after a very tense game, as they struggled in the first half of the match. Giorgi immediately took the lead with another break, courtesy of three straight backhand winners. Blue closes the first set 6-4, and wins the tenth game, as two break points cancel out 15-40 (forcing the opponent to make mistakes).

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In the second set, Schmidlova led 2-0, winning a tight rematch at the fifth break point. There is a lot of wind, and the blue’s deep, penetrating shots are not easy to manage. The arrival of 4 more breaks, Camila’s 4-3 extension is decisive, a break thanks to which she can serve and consolidates the advantage at 5-3. With her return to the wall, Schmiedlova extends the match by 3-5, but the blue attacks with every shot and on the second match point closes the match in her favor.

(Sa. Shmidlova SVK extension opposite C.George ITA

GS Australian Open

a. Shmidlova

4

3

Jim Georgi

6

6

Winner: C. Georgi