Four Blue premieres in Madrid (live on TV from 11)

Four Blue premieres in Madrid (live on TV from 11)

Today’s Mutua Madrid Open doesn’t start in the best way for the Azzurri, WTA 1000 with a total prize pool of €7,652,174 to be contested On the red clay of Caja Magica in MadridSpain (along with the ATP Masters 1000).

Camila GiorgiNo. 40 WTA, retired in the event of an even group (6-4 4-6 score), After an hour and fifty minutes of playing, In the first round match vs Egyptian Mayar Sharif, No. 59 of the ranking. The 31-year-old from Macerata, who requested a “MTO” for a right knee problem (the same one that prevented her from taking the court on the decisive day of the BJK Cup) at the end of the second set, then shook hands with her opponent at the start of the third.

The Italian had already defeated the 26-year-old from Cairo in February in the first round of the WTA 250 in Merida, where she later ended up winning her fourth career trophy. Camilla is off to a great start The first group, Above all by serving with great accuracy (in the end it gives only 4 points in the whole set. However, Mayar hits hard and plays hard. The Egyptian is good at removing herself from the hole in the fourth game when she recovers from 15-40 by canceling two break points, but failing This feat came in the tenth inning when Giorgi with a forehand down the line took a break and set (6-4).

Sheriff responds at the beginning The second fraction Obtaining the first two break points in the match: Camila cancels the first with a forehand kick, but misses a shot in the second (1-0). At the end of the difficult second match, which lasted 16 points, with Al-Masry not taking advantage of three opportunities to assert superiority, with a backhand kick on the line that falls directly at the crossroads, Al-Azraq scores the counter-break goal. (1-1). After another endless game, also with 16 points, after two chances to close it in his favour, Giorgi gives up serve again, at the fourth break point (4-3).

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This time, Sharif confirms the advantage (5-3), and Azraq tries to stay in line (5-4). Upon changing, Camila requests a “medical leave” with the instructor finishing the treatment by placing a bandage under her right knee. When the match resumed, Giorgi who seemed to be having difficulty moving immediately missed two forehands and shortly after Sharif leveled the score (6-4). But there is no decisive set because Giorgi is retiring. sin.

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