Camila Giorgi won her 4th career's WTA title after winning the final match of Merida Open against Rebecca Peterson. The Italian, who was a pre-match favorite, prevailed in a difficult battle, while coming back from being down in both sets which has eventually gave her the victory.
Peterson started the match pretty well, putting the pressure on Giorgi, and converting her 4th produced breakpoint in 4th game, moving into the lead. The Swede was serving for the set, but got broken besides being 5-4 30-0 up. Peterson had another chance to take this set when producing a setpoint on Giorgi's serve in 12th game, but the Italian defended well and forced a tiebreak, when she turned out to be better with a score 7-3.
The world's number 140 regrouped herself despite losing good chances to clinch the opening set and dominated the second one with a score 6-1. The decider could make the fans think, that Peterson lives the big momentum since then, while she did not stop and gained an early break in first game of third set. Then, another momentum switch came true, as Giorgi fought back leveling the score in 4th game and won all the following games till the end, taking the final victory with a score 7-6(3) 1-6 6-2.
The aggresive gameplan of Giorgi has definitely paid off, as the Italian scored 40 winners, and even 44 unforced errors in general have not stopped her for making a great comeback when it was needed, both in first and final set. Quite a disappointing end up for Peterson, who played an impressive campaign in Mexico, advancing to the final after some exciting battles being fought, especially the comeback from being 0-4 down against Caty Mcnally in the decider of Saturday's semifinal. This time, it was her who had some good chances for the final victory, but despite coming up short to Giorgi, Peterson can celebrate the comeback into top 100 in WTA rankings, as she moves into 99th place up from 140th.
Giorgi, who was waiting 1.5 years for her another - 4th career's WTA title, also capitalizes on her success, moving up into 46th from 68th place. It can be a sign of coming back to the wider top for the Italian, who showed a return of great form this week and not defends any points during upcoming Sunshine Double swing in Indian Wells and Miami.