Giorgi and Pliskova on Sunday in the WTA Final in Canada

Camila Giorgi in Montreal, Canada, August 2021. EFE / EPA / Andre Pichette

Toronto, Canada. Camila Giorgi secured her first appearance in the WTA 1000 final this Saturday by defeating Jessica Pegula in Montreal (Canada) on Saturday, which will allow her to challenge Nikola Pliskova for the title. Arina Sabalenka in the other semi-final match.

Giorgi, ranked 71st in the world, beat the American pegola (30) in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. To reach the semi-finals, Giorgi had to beat three players in the world’s top 25 players in Montreal: Elise Mertens, Petra Kvitua, and Coco Gauff.

After his victory, Giorgi was pleased, in his words, that it was a “great match” despite the fact that in the second set “I may not have done my game”. Giorgi admitted he lost “a little bit of rhythm”, but recovered and made an “incredible” third set.

Until today, Pegula has won all three matches she faced Giorgi.

Czech Pliskova will compete with Giorgi in the Canadian Open final on Sunday, ranked 6th in the WTA rankings, who on Saturday surpassed world number 3, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

Pliskova finished the match in 81 minutes in two sets 3-6 and 4-6. It is the third time this season that Pliskova has reached the WTA Finals.

At the end of the match, the Czech stated that it was an “incredible feeling to reach another final this year” and that her play on Saturday was “very strong”.

“I did everything I was supposed to do to win this match. I played smart. I served well.” EFE

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