Italian shined at this years WTA 1000 tournament in Canada
The unseeded 29 year old Italian, Camila Giorgi, has won the Final of the National Bank Open in Montreal, defeating No. 4-seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. The match on Sunday, August 15 lasted one hour and 40 minutes.
Giorgi, ranked No. 71 in the world, won the title in her first-ever appearance in a WTA 1000 final. Using her speed and athleticism, Giorgi edged the world No. 6, winning 71 per cent of her first service points and hitting seven aces.
The WTA 1000 trophy is the third of Giorgi’s career. Giorgi upset four seeded players – No.9 Elise Mertens, No.7 Petra Kvitova and No.15 Coco Gauff, as well as Pliskova en route to becoming the lowest-ranked champion in Canada since No.80-ranked Serena Williams took the title in 2011.
Next week, she will move back inside the Top 35 for the first time since May 2019. Next up for the Italian is a repeat of her Montreal semifinal in the first round of Cincinnati against Pegula.
We hope to see her continue at the top of her game in New York, at this years US Open – running Monday, August 30 to Sunday, September 12.