In another late-night epic Camila Giorgi fought past No.7 seed Dayana Yastremska, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3, to book a spot in the Palermo Ladies Open semi-finals.

Giorgi survived two match points in the second set before she organised a comeback to overcome the Ukraine player, wrapping up the match at 1.30am.

“It was more mental, the match, because I was very close always,” Giorgi said, in her post-match press conference.

“I needed to take the chances in the right way. I took them in the match points for her, and I started to be more aggressive in my game, and I started to move more forward, and tried to dominate the game.”

The World No.89 was the last-remaining Italian in the field, after earlier quarter-final losses by Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Sara Errani.

Giorgi stunned Yastremska with a hard-hitting game and winning 80 per cent of points, returning Yastremska’s second serve in the final set.


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