, number 51 in the WTA ranking, won this Monday in a battle of
three hours and 51 minutes
against the Italian
(7-6 (4), 6-7 (7) and 7-5), and She advanced to the second round of the Rome tournament, in which she will face Belarusian
, world number 4.
, beat Giorgi in the longest match of the year on the WTA, a duel marked by ups and downs, comebacks, gratuitous errors and tremendous service difficulties for both players.
Sorribes took the first set in the tiebreaker and, after losing 2-5 in the second set, managed to come back until forcing a new tiebreaker, in which, however, he surrendered 7-9 despite canceling five set balls.
The third set started in the worst way for the Spanish.
She lost her serve three times and
Giorgi escaped 4-0, but again Sorribes' reaction arrived
, taking the Italian's serve four times and taking a 7-5 battle when the clock touched four hours of competition.
Her next rival will be Sabalenka, who defeated her in the only precedent, in 2020 in Ostrava (Czech Republic).
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