Halep navigates past dangerous Giorgi wining US Open first round
No. 12 seed Simona Halep had been handed one of the toughest openers in the 2021 US Open draw, but skilfully held off Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-6(3) in one hour and 33 minutes to move into the second round.
Halep asserted her authority with a dominant serving performance against the Montreal champion. The 29-year-old faced, and saved, just one break point as she advanced to 6-4, 5-4 lead. Giorgi raised her game with her back to the wall and twice prevented Halep from serving out the win, saving two match points at 5-6, but the former World No.1 held her nerve to ease away with the ensuing tiebreak.
I served well also the previous tournaments, so I feel a little bit stronger there. I worked a lot in the break when I couldn’t actually move that much because of the leg. So I did practice a lot of serves… I’m happy that I can see my serve improving, and I can win some easy points with it. So I have been looking for it many years, but now finally I can feel it stronger.
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