Camila Giorgi defeats Rebecca Peterson at the Merida Open to achieve a career-first victory in Mexico.

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On Sunday in Mexico, Camila Giorgi took home the first-ever Merida Open title. After almost 2:30 of play, the Italian defeated Rebecca Peterson 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-2. From the first set all the way to the last set, the match had considerable momentum fluctuations.

Camila Giorgi amazes to the very finish at the Merida Open.

In the first set, Giorgi gave her Swedish opponent a break in the seventh game, and she served for the set in the tenth game. Giorgi, however, had the opportunity to extend the set thanks to a break back.

Giorgi faced a set point in the 12th game on Peterson’s serve, but she avoided it to send the set into a tie-break. Giorgi won the tie-break, giving her the advantage in the game. In the second set, Peterson re-entered the contest with a vengeance, winning it and tying the score.

Giorgi dropped a set for the first time this week in the WTA 250 competition. In the final set, Peterson took the lead early and led 2-0 as a result of an early break before Giorgi started her successful comeback. In the end, the 31-year-old put herself on the winner’s podium after winning six straight games.

Giorgi defeated Peterson by 28 wins to 40 in the final round. Giorgi defeated Peterson 69% to 67% in first-serve points. In contrast to the latter, she won 48% of her second-serve points. Throughout the course of the game, both players made four serve errors.

Peterson only managed to save four of the 12 break points she faced, compared to Giorgi’s eight. Giorgi and Peterson were only separated by two points for the entire game. Giorgi scored 90 points, but Peterson won by 88. After her exploits at the 2021 Montreal Open, Camila Giorgi won her first championship in nearly two years at the Merida Open.

Rebecca Peterson, meanwhile, suffered her first-ever career loss in a WTA final. She had advanced all the way to the tournament championship the first two times she had reached this stage. Merida Open Twitter provided the image.