In one of the biggest surprises in the last few years, Camila Giorgi walked away with the Canadian Open Masters title topping Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5.
Giorgi’s previous two titles at 2015 Den Bosch and 2018 Linz were no where near the level of a 1000 event like Montreal.
“I really think I was very emotional inside. I’m not the one that shows a lot. Of course, it’s just amazing. I’m very happy for what I did this week,” said Giorgi.
The 29-year-old Giorgi beat six straight Top 40 players including world No. Pliskova who she just beat en route to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics and in June at Eastbourne.
Giorgi has won nine of her last 10 matches and this week in Canada she dropped just one set.
“I think it just amazing that it came,” Giorgi said. “I think I didn’t have opportunity in these years. I have many injuries. I think this year I was more able to play, being physically well. I was sure one day could come.”
Pliskova has turned around an otherwise dismal stretch since the fall, but is 0-4 in finals since the restart a year ago.
“Just happy that my level kind of went back where it was before the COVID break, and I feel like I’m playing well now,” said Pliskova.
“It’s normal to lose sometimes. Of course, I would love to win all of my finals. It’s not like that it’s only in my hands. There is also somebody else. I’m playing really good players in the final.”
The 71st-ranked Giorgi will climb to No. 34 which should get her a seeding at the US Open.
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