Unseeded Camila Giorgi bags Montreal title
Unseeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the National Bank Open with a straight-sets defeat of fourth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, while Canada’s
MONTREAL: Unseeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the National Bank Open with a straight-sets defeat of fourth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, while Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski made good on home soil along with new partner Luisa Stefani of Brazil, taking the doubles title.
Camila Giorgi stormed to the biggest title of her career with a 6-3, 7-5 win over No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
This was Camila's first career 1000-level title, her third overall, first since 2018, first above 250 level and first on outdoor hard courts. Previously, the Italian was champion at 's-Hertogenbosch 2015 on grass and Linz 2018 on indoor hard courts. Camila's fine recent form has seen her overcome two notable records for her latest success: Before this year, she was 1-5 against Karolina and 2-6 in WTA finals.
In doubles, Gabriela Dabrowski and Olympic bronze medallist Luisa Stefani cemented their newly-formed partnership, avenging their loss in the San Jose final to Darija Jurak (Croatia) and Andreja Klepac (Slovakia). Controlling the match from the beginning, the Canadian-Brazilian duo faced just four break points and were broken just once, winning 6-3, 6-4 to capture the title. IANS