Italian Camilla Giorgi kept her cool under pressure to win the biggest title of her career with a 6-3, 7-5 upset of fourth seed Karolina Pliskova at the WTA Montreal Masters on Sunday.

The No. 71 who gives little away on court, notched victory in an hour and three-quarters and is set to rise into the Top 35 for the first time in more than two years.

Giorgi, the Paris-based daughter of a fashion stylist who is coached  by her father – absent this week back home in Italy – admitted that despite her calm exterior, she was actually psyched.

,”I was very emotional inside, I’m just not the one who shows a lot,” she said. “This is just amazing.

“I’m very happy for what I did this week. This is a result of all the work I’ve done  with my father, we are a team.

“I’ve been playing very well the last few months, I knew a breakthrough could come, I believed in myself.”

Pliskova was looking for her first trophy of the season after losing two finals, including Wimbledon to Ash Barty and Rome last May to Iga Swiatek.

Giorgi fired seven aces and broke the Czech four times. She is the first Italian winner of the event, the third trophy of her career after Linz and the Netherlands.

“It’s just amazing this came, I’ve had so many injuries in the past. But this season I’ve been able to play without injury,” the winner said. “I was sure this (title) could come some day.”

Main photo:- Camila Giorgi wins Montreal Masters ©


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