Trouble for Camila Giorgi, loses first set and withdraws, photos
Camila Giorgi's run is cut short in the second round on the Parisian clay court. Wednesday's opening day at Roland Garros began with news of the Italian athlete's withdrawal, who left the Philippe-Chatrier after losing the first set 6-2 to Jessica Pegula, the third seed. Later, it will be the turn of Sara Errani, who will face Romanian Irina Begu, as well as Aryna Sabalenka, second in the world rankings. Giorgi, currently ranked No. 37 in the WTA rankings, played only one set, which was short and not particularly intense. During the changeover after 6-2, she encountered a problem in her right knee, a problem that had worried her recently, and required a medical timeout before deciding to end the match. There was no treatment, just a discussion with the doctor, who pointed out that it was not prudent to risk more. Also, considering the challenging nature of her opponent, it did not seem like the right match to risk. This was her tenth match against Jessica Pegula, the opponent she has faced most often on the circuit, and today's withdrawal represents her eighth loss in straight matches, the fifth consecutive.