Sarah Sorribes Turmo sent Camila Giorgi home in the first round of the tennis tournament in Rome. During the longest game of the year (3 hours 51 minutes) Gyorgy’s father injured his hips several times.
“Is it possible to stay around?”
Nerves were tense in the duel between the 24-year-old Spanish player, ranked 51 in the world, and the 29-year-old Italian, ranked 83 in the WTA roster.
For 3 hours and 51 minutes, the players kept the scene on the cart. It is the longest running match for women in this calendar year and the fifth longest match in the “Open Era”.
Sarah Sorribes Turmo saved 3 sets in the first set and trailed 0-4 in the third set. However, the mission was accomplished.
Camila Gyorgy’s father could not handle the stress at times and expressed his frustration. The referee did not like it and took her walkie-talkie.
“Can you stay close, because Giorgie’s father is so angry? I would like someone around you,” she told a man from the organization inside the unit. The man replied, “You will be fine.”
Umpire asks for help:
Longest match ends in 2021: