One of the more intriguing third round matches to take place on Saturday will be featured in the ladies draw, as former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Italian talent Camila Giorgi will meet again to determine who will advance to the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships. This marks the fourth time that the two competitors will meet on the tour, with Giorgi leading the head-to-head series 2-1.
All things appeared to be running smoothly for Caroline Woznaicki, all until a late scare from Denisa Allertova, which was eventually snuffed out without need for a deciding set. After storming to a 5-1 lead in the second frame, Wozniacki found herself reeling at 5-5 in the set before she worked her way back to win the tiebreak for a final score of 6-1, 7-6(6).
“I felt comfortable and confident. All of a sudden she started playing better,” Wozniacki said. “She started hitting the lines, as well. You know, small things. All of a sudden it’s 5-6 instead of comfortably in the locker room having won the match. At the end of the day, I won. I kept fighting. You know, that’s tennis sometimes. You need to win the last point. That’s when you know you’ve won. I’m just happy to be through.”
Wozniacki will next encounter Camila Giorgi, who secured her place in the third round following a straight sets win against Lara Arruabarrena. The Italian crusied through the match 6-0, 7-6(5).
“Camila is a player that you don’t really know what to expect. She’s hitting every ball as hard as she can. Either it goes in or doesn’t go in,” Wozniacki said. “For me, it’s just about staying focused. I need to try to keep pressure on her. I need to return well, serve well, try not to let her dictate too much.”
This marks the fourth time that the two competitors will meet on the tour, with Giorgi leading the head-to-head series 2-1. However, Wozniacki’s sole win took place on grass, where they met last season in Eastbourne.
Prediction: Caroline Wozniacki in Three Sets