I was trying always to push: Camila Giorgi accepts it wasn’t her day after her defeat in the French Open

Camila Giorgi defeated Zhang Shuai and Yulia Putintseva in the first round before knocking out No. 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka.

Camila Giorgi the longest women's match of 2021 as she lost in three hours and 51 minutes to Sara Sorribes Tormo. (Image credit: Twitter)

Players can sense Camila Giorgi’s presence. The Italian’s slightly elevated, ultra-aggressive approach leaves little room for error, and she has failed to keep up on the Roland Garros draw during a week of upsets in the women’s draw. The Italian defeated Zhang Shuai and Yulia Putintseva in the first round before delivering a massive shock, knocking out No. 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Roland Garros

But what happens when Giorgi isn’t around? That’s when things start to go wrong for the Italian. The No. 28 seed exited Roland Garros in the fourth round on Monday, her best Grand Slam showing since reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2018. Giorgi was asked to evaluate her play after her 6-2, 6-2 loss against Daria Kasatkina. It wasn’t a great game at all for the 30 year old Italian. She was always trying to push but Kasatkina was different.

Errors were committed

Camila Giorgi definitely wasn’t at her complete best as the italian committed many mistakes in her game with Kasatkina. Kasatkina did beat her 6-2, 6-2 but the Italian indeed made 37 unforced errors in two sets, but she also hit 29 winners. But it wouldn’t be enough to stop the deft Kasatkina, who overtook her on Court Suzanne-Lenglen with 16 wins and 10 unforced mistakes.

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‘My game didn’t work today’

Even though Camila lost the game she accepted that it just wasn’t working for her and that her fellow opponent Kasatkina was the better player that day. “Not a great game… What can I say?” There is that statistic, so I cannot say anything, right? But I think today it was [just] like this. It was two opposite games. Me, I was trying always to push, to play the game and she is totally different. But today [my game] didn’t work. The other days, yes, and we can see the difference.” expressed Giorgi.

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