After failing to seal the deal in the second set, Giorgi broke in the first game of the deciding third set to surge ahead. Down 4-3, Linette found an opening in the eighth game, winning the next three to close out the match in three well-fought sets.
The match lasted two hours and 32 minutes, with the Polish claiming her maiden career WTA title. She becomes the second qualifier on the WTA to win a title this season—Jil Teichmann won Prague in May. Next week, she open her US Open campaign against Astra Sharma.
Giorgi had come into New York riding a three-match losing streak, having lost in both Rogers Cup and Cincinnati openers. She faces Maria Sakkari in the US Open first round. It will be a rematch of their 2019 Cincinnati first-round match, which Sakkari won easily in straight sets.
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