An enthralling first round match-up between French No.1 Alize Cornet and Camila Giorgi is scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon in Strasbourg. The two met recently in the Katowice final, which Cornet won following a thrilling three-set encounter. Cornet leads the head-to-head series 2-0.
Alize Cornet is coming off a second round exit in Rome to Ana Ivanovic, which was a tight encounter that ended 7-6(3), 7-5 in the Serbian’s favour. Prior to that she had suffered an opening round exit in Madrid to Kuznetsova, putting her at 1-2 on clay so far this season. She will be looking to continue her tune-up for the French Open with a strong showing in Strasbourg.
World No. 54 Camila Giorgi has proven that she is a true talent when she defeated Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells before losing to the eventual champion Flavia Pennetta in the fourth round. She would later use that momentum to reach the final in Katowice, and defeated the likes of Roberta Vinci and Carla Suarez Navarro before losing to her upcoming opponent Alize Cornet.
Since then, Giorgi has gone 1-1 in main draw competition, as she lost in the second round in Rome to Christina McHale after a stunning first round upset over Dominika Cibulkova.
This marks the third time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with Cornet leading the series 2-0. Both her victories took place on hard court, which adds to the intrigue when they cross paths on clay for the first time tomorrow. Girogi, albeit an inconsistent talent, has proven that she can compete with top athletes and is more than capable of pulling off the upset on Tuesday.
Prediction: Camila Giorgi in Three Sets