TennisSection previews the 2023 Miami Open first-round match featuring Camila Giorgi vs Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
Camila Giorgi vs Kaia Kanepi Match Preview
Two of the biggest hitters on the women’s tour are set to lock horns in an intriguing first-round match at the Miami Open. Will it be Camila Giorgi who recently celebrated a title win that comes out on top? Or will Kaia Kanepi turn her season around?
Camila Giorgi is back in the top 50. After winning her first WTA title since 2021 in Merida last month, Giorgi quelled doubts of a potential decline. Last week, the ferocious and powerful Italian put on a fantastic displaying of heavy hitting against World No. 3 Jessica Pegula in a three-set loss at Indian Wells. When Giorgi’s game is on, very few players can live with her. But in Kaia Kanepi, she will take on a player very much in the same mold.
Kaia Kanepi is just as powerful as Camila Giorgi. But now she is very much in her late 30s, and her aggressive brand of tennis is quickly waning. The Estonian arrives at the 2023 Miami Open on a four-match losing streak, although on her day she possesses the game to beat any player in the world’s top 10. Let’s see if the 37-year-old can pick up her first win since Adelaide in January.
Camila Giorgi vs Kaia Kanepi Prediction and Pick
Camila Giorgi leads Kaia Kanepi 1-0 in their head-to-head. That win came in a qualifying round in Stuttgart back in 2016. This has been a difficult start to the year for the Estonian veteran. Wins have been hard to come by although her recent performance against Sasnovich in Indian Wells should lift the spirits. We reckon she might be good enough to take a set here, but Giorgi is the woman in form this year.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Camila Giorgi in 3 sets
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