KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.
The Frenchwoman led 5-3 in the second set before dropping four straight games against Giorgi, who was playing her first career tour final. Cornet bounced back by taking a 3-0 lead in the decider but then had another mini-slump as Giorgi won five of the next six games to take a 5-4 lead. The Italian had a match point in the next game, but missed a backhand return as Cornet held and then won the next two games as well.
The match lasted 3 hours, 11 minutes. Cornet said "it was definitely a huge fight."