Camila Giorgi

Camila Giorgi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkaːmila ˈdʒordʒi]; born 30 December 1991) is an Italian professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26, achieved on 22 October 2018. She is the current Italian No. 2, after Martina Trevisan.

Camila Giorgi
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Giorgi at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceTirrenia, Italy
Born (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 30)
Macerata, Italy
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSergio Giorgi
Prize moneyUS$5,457,595
Singles
Career record402–291 (58.0%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 26 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 67 (29 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2015, 2019, 2020, 2022)
French Open4R (2022)
WimbledonQF (2018)
US Open4R (2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2021)
Doubles
Career record0–4 (0%)
Career titles0
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–8 (46.7%)
Last updated on: 7 August 2022.

After winning her first ITF title in 2009,[1] Giorgi made her Grand Slam and main-draw debut at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.[2] Giorgi reached the fourth round of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in just her second appearance at the tournament. After her successful run at the championships, she made her top-100 debut in the WTA rankings. The following year, she followed it up with a third-round run at the Wimbledon Championships, and made her second Grand Slam fourth round at the US Open. She reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, six years after her Wimbledon breakout. Giorgi reached her first WTA Tour final in 2014 at the Katowice Open, and then won her first title at the Rosmalen Open. She won the biggest title of her career at the 2021 National Bank Open in Montréal, defeating former world No. 1, Karolína Plíšková, in the final.

Giorgi is known for her aggressive style of game and her powerful flat groundstrokes, and is considered to be one of the hardest hitters of the ball on the tour. Her most notable professional wins have come at the 2013 US Open, Indian Wells Open, and Eastbourne International, defeating former world No. 1 players Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka, respectively.

Personal lifeEdit

Giorgi was born in Macerata, Italy, to Jewish parents Claudia Gabriella Fullone and Sergio Giorgi, an Argentine of Italian descent who emigrated to Italy from La Plata.[3] Her father was drafted in Argentina in 1982 and fought in the Falklands War against the British, while her mother is a fashion designer. Now, her father coaches her full-time while her mother designs her dresses for tennis matches.[4][3][5] She is Jewish[6][7][8][9][10] and considered emigrating to Israel in 2012, after her father opened negotiations with the Israel Tennis Association (ITA) over the financial terms for her immigration to Israel.[11]

As of September 2013, the Giorgi family was based in the Italian city of Pisa.[5] Giorgi is quadrilingual, speaking Spanish, Italian, French, and English.

There are four children in Giorgi's family. In addition to her older brother Leandro, who is studying to become an actor, her younger brother Amadeus is a football player, who currently plays for Serie D club A.C.D. Campodarsego.[5] She had a sister named Antonela who died in a car accident in Paris.[12]

CareerEdit

Junior careerEdit

 
Giorgi at the 2008 Italian Open

Following an initial interest in artistic gymnastics, Giorgi decided to devote herself to tennis after assisting in her brother's training, when she was five years old. She was subjected to hard training by her father, Sergio. Two years later, 1976 French Open champion Adriano Panatta said of her: "It's the first time I play a girl who plays like Andre Agassi."[5] In 2000, she was spotted by tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who subsequently offered her seven months of training (previously offered only to Maria Sharapova).[5]

In November 2005, she reached the final of the Nike Junior Tour, but was defeated by Zuzana Luknárová from Slovakia. Giorgi reached the final at the Sey Development Cup in the Czech Republic, and the round of 16 at the Astrid Bowl in Belgium.

2006–10: Early professional yearsEdit

Giorgi started with $10k tournaments, and obtained her first significant results reaching two semifinals in Baku and Jakarta. At the end of the season, she took part in her first $25k tournament. She closed 2006 with ten wins and seven losses, and as the 944th in the WTA rankings.

She obtained her best results in 2007 in September at Limoges in France, reaching the quarterfinals in a $10k tournament; then in $25k tournaments that she played at the end of the season, in December, in Lagos, Nigeria, where she reached the quarterfinals.

Giorgi started 2008 playing several tournaments in France, where she lived with her family. In May, she played for the first time qualifying for a major tournament circuit, thanks to a wildcard obtained at the Italian Open. She lost to Jill Craybas, No. 66 in the world, in a third set tie-breaker. She also played in the first round of the main draw in Rome-Tevere Remo (25k), Contrexéville (50k), and Rimini (75k). In Martina Franca (25k), she qualified and reached the second round. In November, in Saint Denis (La Réunion, 25k), she reached the quarterfinals. Giorgi finished the year 480th in the WTA rankings.

At the beginning of the 2009 season, Giorgi played few tournaments, failing to qualify for the main draw. She achieved her first important results in April, when she qualified for and reached the quarterfinals of two $25k tournaments. After some successes in tournaments in France, Giorgi won her first ITF tournament in August, in Katowice (25k), starting again from qualifying and defeating players such as Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (ranked No. 105) and, in the final, Ksenia Pervak (No. 135). After another quarterfinal in Nantes (50k), Giorgi ended with the victory in a $50k tournament in Toronto. With these two successes, she ended the year with 33 wins and 12 defeats, and reached No. 285 in the rankings.

The 2010 season began poorly for Giorgi, as she suffered three first-round losses in the first three months of the year. In June, she reached the final of a $25k tournament, in Bratislava. In the summer, she played several tournaments in America, where she went to live (in Miami, with her family), without remarkable results. In August, trying for the first time to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament – the US Open – she was defeated in the first round. However, in October, Camila won (losing only one set, in the first round) a $25k tournament in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

2011: Grand Slam and top 150 debutEdit

 
At the 2011 Wimbledon, Giorgi reached her first main draw in a major event

In February, Giorgi reached the semifinals at two ITF events, but her best result came in May, when she reached the final of a $50k tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a week later triumphed in Carson ($50k), yielding a single set and dominating the semifinal with an unprecedented double bagel.

In June, at Wimbledon, Giorgi passed the qualifiers and reached her first appearance in a major, but she lost in the first round to eventual quarterfinalist Tsvetana Pironkova. Giorgi reached semifinals of two other tournaments before closing the year with 36 wins and 21 defeats, and 149th in the WTA rankings, reaching her best ranking in October when she was No. 141 in the world.

2012: Wimbledon fourth round and top 100 debutEdit

Giorgi began season by playing at the $25k tournament in Innisbrook, Florida. As the top seed, she lost in the second round to Jessica Pegula. Then, she competed at the $25k tournament in Plantation, Florida. Seeded second, she was defeated in the first round by Johanna Konta. In February, Giorgi played in her WTA tournament of the year at the Memphis International. Seeded fourth for qualifying, she made it to the main draw beating Naomi Broady and sixth seed Chichi Scholl. In the first round, she stunned top-seed Nadia Petrova, 6–4, 6–2.[13][14] In the second round, she lost to Stéphanie Foretz Gacon, 5–7, 4–6.[15] During the week of 5 March, Giorgi competed at the $25k tournament in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. As the second seed, she reached the semifinals where she was defeated by Madison Brengle. Next, Giorgi was the top seed at the $25k tournament in Clearwater, Florida. She made it from qualifying all the way to the quarterfinals where she was stopped by Stefanie Vögele.

Giorgi played in her first WTA Tour clay-court tournament of the year at Charleston. Seeded 19th for qualifying, she made it to the main draw defeating Grace Min and 12th seed Chan Yung-jan. In the first round, she lost to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.[16] Giorgi fell in the final round of qualifying at the French Open to Heidi El Tabakh, in three sets.[17]

Giorgi qualified for the Wimbledon Championships for the second year in a row defeating Emily Webley-Smith, Olivia Rogowska, and Alexa Glatch. In the first round, she beat 16th seed and compatriot Flavia Pennetta.[18] Then she defeated Anna Tatishvili 6–3, 6–1, and in the third round 20th seed Nadia Petrova, 6–3, 7–6, to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.[19] However, Giorgi's Wimbledon run came to an end when she lost in the fourth round to third seed and eventual finalist, Agnieszka Radwańska, 2–6, 3–6.[20]

In June, it was reported that Giorgi was considering immigrating to Israel to play on the Israel Federation Cup team.[21] Raphael Gellar of Israel Sports Radio said that "based on her ranking ... [she] would automatically ... [be] second on the team following Shahar Pe'er."[9]

Giorgi began US Open Series by playing at the Carlsbad Open. As the top seed in qualifying, she lost in the first round to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn. Giorgi then received a wildcard to compete at the Washington Open. She was defeated in the first round by Irina Falconi, in three sets.[22] Playing as a wildcard at the Cincinnati Open, Giorgi beat 14th seed and compatriot Francesca Schiavone in the first round, 6–1, 6–3.[23] In the second round, she lost to wildcard Sloane Stephens, in straight sets.[24]

2013: US Open fourth roundEdit

While ailing from a shoulder injury, Giorgi lost in the first round in Brisbane, Sydney, and at the Australian Open. Her first win came in April in Charleston, where she reached the second round but lost in straight sets to Serena Williams. Giorgi qualified for the main draw in Madrid, but lost in the first round to Nadia Petrova, in three sets. Two weeks later, Giorgi stunned world No. 13, Marion Bartoli, in the first round in Strasbourg, but lost in the second round to Eugenie Bouchard.[25]

At the French Open, Giorgi lost again in the first round. Former top-15 player Peng Shuai defeated her in two sets. At Wimbledon, Giorgi got to the third round, beating British wildcard Samantha Murray, in straight sets, and then-Romanian No. 1, Sorana Cîrstea. However, she lost in straight sets in the third round to eventual champion Marion Bartoli.

At the US Open, Giorgi had one of the biggest upsets of her career, defeating former world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki, in three sets.[26] She subsequently lost to compatriot Roberta Vinci in the fourth round.[27]

2014: Breakthrough, two WTA finals, top 50 debutEdit

 
Giorgi about to serve at the 2014 Indian Wells Open

Giorgi competed at the Australian Open, where she reached for the first time the second round beating Australian wildcard Storm Sanders, in three sets. She lost in the next round to Alizé Cornet, despite a 4–1 lead in the deciding set. In February, Giorgi competed for the first time in the Fed Cup. She defeated Madison Keys, and Italy went on to defeat the US team 3–1.[28]

In March, Giorgi qualified for the main draw in Indian Wells where she beat Andrea Petkovic, Sorana Cîrstea, and former world No. 1, Maria Sharapova. With this victory, she improved her record to 3–2 lifetime against top-10 opponents.[29] She lost in the fourth round to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta.[30]

In April at the Katowice Open, she defeated defending champion Roberta Vinci, Shahar Pe'er, and Carla Suárez Navarro to reach the final, which she lost to Alizé Cornet in three sets, after holding a match point at 5–4 in the third.[30] In Rome, Giorgi defeated top-10 player Dominika Cibulková in the first round but lost to Christina McHale, after winning the first set. Giorgi finally beat Alizé Cornet who was the second seed in Strasbourg, after losing two significant matches to her. At the French Open, Giorgi defeated Bojana Jovanovski in the first round but lost to 2009 champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova, in the second.

Giorgi competed in Eastbourne, beating Victoria Azarenka in the first round before going down to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals. At Wimbledon, she lost in the second round to Alison Riske. She reached the quarterfinals in Bad Gastein and then lost in the first round at the following three tournaments. Giorgi made a good run in New Haven, defeating Wozniacki who would finish summer hard-court season with 19–4 and Garbiñe Muguruza, before losing in the semifinal to Magdaléna Rybáriková. She was upset early in the US Open, however, losing to a ranked 221 in the world, Anastasia Rodionova, after serving for the match in the second set.

Giorgi lost in the opening rounds in Wuhan and Beijing to Elina Svitolina and Lucie Šafářová, respectively. She broke her series of losses in Linz defeating Andrea Petkovic for the third time in the season. Then she advanced to her second WTA career final without losing a set, but lost to Karolína Plíšková in three sets, again after holding a match point on the opponent's serve. The Italian ended the season reaching the quarterfinals in Moscow where she defeated the third seed Flavia Pennetta for the second time in her career before losing to Kateřina Siniaková in over three hours. Giorgi finished the season with 8–3 record against top-20 players and reached a career-high ranking of No. 31 before the US Open.

2015: First WTA title and top 30 debutEdit

 
Giorgi at the 2015 French Open

Giorgi started 2015 by playing at the Hobart International. Seeded third, she reached the quarterfinals where she lost to Kurumi Nara.[31] At the Australian Open, she upset 12th seed Flavia Pennetta in the first round.[32] She ended up getting defeated in the third round by 18th seed Venus Williams, despite serving for the match in the second set.[33]

Playing in the Fed Cup tie against France, Giorgi beat Alizé Cornet to give Italy a 2–0 lead against France, however, she lost her second match to Caroline Garcia. Italy later lost the tie being the first-ever team to lose after a 2–0 lead at the World Group stage.[34] At the Diamond Games, she was defeated in the first round by fifth seed and eventual finalist, Carla Suárez Navarro. In Dubai, she lost her second-round match to 13th seed Carla Suárez Navarro.[35] Seeded 29th at the Indian Wells Masters, she was defeated in the second round by Heather Watson.[36] Seeded 30th at the Miami Open, she made it to the third round where she lost to third seed Simona Halep.[37] Seeded third at the Katowice Open, she reached her second consecutive final by defeating top seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the semifinals. In the final, however, she fell to eighth seed Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.[38]

Playing in the Fed Cup tie for Italy against the USA, Giorgi played one rubber and lost to Serena Williams.[39] Despite the loss, Italy still beat the USA 3-2.[40] Seeded eighth at the J&T Banka Prague Open, she was defeated in the first round by Yanina Wickmayer.[41] In Madrid, she lost in the first round to Tsvetana Pironkova. At the Italian Open, she was defeated in her first-round match by 16th seed and two-time champion, Jelena Janković. She lost in the second round at the French Open to 21st seed Garbiñe Muguruza.[42]

Giorgi returned to form at the start of the grass-court season, claiming her first WTA Tour title at the Topshelf Open in Rosmalen, defeating Irina Falconi, Dutch wildcard Michaëlla Krajicek, Yaroslava Shvedova in the quarterfinals where Giorgi saved three match points in the final set tie-break, home favorite Kiki Bertens in the semifinals and Belinda Bencic in the final. At the Wimbledon Championships, Giorgi was the No. 31 seed and defeated Teliana Pereira and Lara Arruabarrena in the first and second rounds, respectively, then lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.

2016: Out of top 50Edit

Giorgi kicked off season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to fourth seed and eventual finalist, Angelique Kerber.[43] Seeded second at the Hobart International, she reached the quarterfinals where she was defeated by eventual finalist, Eugenie Bouchard.[44] At the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to top seed Serena Williams.[45]

2017: Mixed resultsEdit

 
Giorgi at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships

Giorgi began the 2017 season at the Shenzhen Open. She made it to the semifinals where she lost to eighth seed, last year finalist, and eventual finalist, Alison Riske.[46] At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the first round by 12th seed Timea Bacsinszky.[47]

Giorgi retired during her final round of qualifying match at the Qatar Open to Lauren Davis.[48] In March, she played at the Indian Wells Masters. She lost in the opening round to Johanna Larsson.[49]

Starting her clay-court season at the first edition of the Ladies Open Biel Bienne, Giorgi made it to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[50] In Stuttgart, she fell in the first round of qualifying to Dinah Pfizenmaier.[51] At the J&T Banka Prague Open, Giorgi upset top seed and 2015 champion Karolína Plíšková in the first round.[52] She ended up losing in the quarterfinals to qualifier and eventual champion Mona Barthel.[53] Getting past qualifying at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, she was defeated in the second round by fellow qualifier Ashleigh Barty.[54] Giorgi lost in the first round of the French Open to Océane Dodin.[55]

Competing in s-Hertogenbosch, Giorgi was defeated in the second round by Carina Witthöft.[56] Making it past qualifying at the Aegon Classic, she upset second seed Elina Svitolina in the second round.[57] She retired in her quarterfinals match against Ashleigh Barty due to a right thigh injury.[58] At the Wimbledon, Giorgi reached the third round where she lost to 13th seed and French Open champion Jeļena Ostapenko.[59]

In Washington D.C., Giorgi was defeated in the first round by Canadian wildcard Bianca Andreescu.[60] At the Rogers Cup, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Sorana Cîrstea.[61] Getting past qualifying in Cincinnati, she reached the third round where she fell to top seed and defending champion, Karolína Plíšková.[62] At the US Open, she was defeated in the first round by 31st seed Magdaléna Rybáriková.[63]

Giorgi missed the rest of the season due to injury. She ended the year ranked No. 79.

2018: Wimbledon quarterfinal, Second WTA title and return to top 30Edit

 
Giorgi at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

At the Shenzhen Open, she lost in the first round to Ana Bogdan.[64] Getting through qualifying at the Sydney International, she reached the semifinal where she was defeated by eventual champion Angelique Kerber.[65] At the Australian Open, Giorgi lost in the second round to 18th seed Ashleigh Barty.[66]

In Dubai, she retired from her second round of qualifying match against Sofya Zhuk due to a left thigh injury.[67] Giorgi returned to action in March at the Miami Open. She was defeated in the first round by Donna Vekić.[68]

Giorgi began clay-court season at the Charleston Open where she lost in the third round to seventh seed Madison Keys.[69] At the Ladies Open Lugano, she was defeated in her third-round match by eventual finalist Aryna Sabalenka.[70] In Prague, Giorgi made it to the semifinals where she lost to eventual finalist Mihaela Buzărnescu.[71] Playing in Rome, she was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Danielle Collins. At the French Open, Giorgi reached the third round where she lost to tenth seed and eventual finalist, Sloane Stephens.[72]

Starting grass-court season seeded eighth at the Nottingham Open, Giorgi was defeated in the first round by Dalila Jakupović.[73] At the Birmingham Classic, she lost in the second round of qualifying to Océane Dodin.[74] In Eastbourne, she was defeated in the second round by top seed, last year finalist, and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki.[75] At the Wimbledon Championships, Giorgi advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in her career where she lost to former world No. 1, six-time Wimbledon champion, and eventual finalist Serena Williams.[76]

In August, Giorgi competed at the Cincinnati Open. Despite falling in the final round of qualifying to Viktória Kužmová, she entered the main draw as a lucky loser. She reached the second round where she was defeated by 13th seed Madison Keys.[77] Getting through qualifying at the Connecticut Open, Giorgi lost in the second round to lucky loser Belinda Bencic.[78] At the US Open, she was defeated in the second round by 16th seed and two-time US Open champion, Venus Williams.[79]

The week of September 17 saw Giorgi playing at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She stunned top seed and two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in her second-round match.[80] She ended up losing in the semifinals to third seed and eventual finalist, Naomi Osaka.[81] In Wuhan, Giorgi was defeated in the first round by Aleksandra Krunić.[82] Seeded fifth at the Linz Open, Giorgi won her second WTA career title beating qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova in the final.[83] Her final tournament of the season was supposed to be at the Luxembourg Open, but she withdrew due to a right foot injury.[84]

Giorgi ended the season ranked No. 26.

2019: Two WTA tournament finals, out of top 50Edit

 
Giorgi at the 2019 Bronx Open

Giorgi was supposed to start her season in Brisbane, but she pulled out of the tournament.[85] Instead, her year began at Sydney. Despite reaching the semifinals last year, she lost in the second round to second seed and defending champion, Angelique Kerber.[86] Seeded 27th at the Australian Open, she was defeated in the third round by seventh seed Karolína Plíšková.[87]

Playing in the Fed Cup tie versus Switzerland, Giorgi lost both of her rubbers to Viktorija Golubic and Belinda Bencic. Switzerland won the tie 3-1 over Italy.[88] At the Qatar Open, she was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Kiki Bertens.[89] She missed the Dubai Championships and the Indian Wells Open due to injury. She returned to action at the Miami Open. Seeded 29th, she lost in the second round to Tatjana Maria.[90]

Giorgi missed the clay-court season including the French Open due to unknown circumstances. She returned to the tour in June at the Eastbourne International where she was defeated in the first round by Hsieh Su-wei.[91] At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Dayana Yastremska.[92]

Two weeks after Wimbledon, Giorgi played at the Washington Open where she reached the final and was defeated by Jessica Pegula.[93] At the Rogers Cup, she lost in the first round to Victoria Azarenka.[94] Playing in Cincinnati, she was defeated in the first round by Maria Sakkari.[95]

At the first edition of the Bronx Open, she reached her second final of the season where she lost to qualifier Magda Linette.[96] At the US Open, she suffered a first-round defeat again at the hands of 30th seed Maria Sakkari.[97]

In Tokyo, Giorgi advanced to the quarterfinals where she lost to ninth seed Elise Mertens.[98] At the Wuhan Open, she retired from her first-round match against lucky loser Rebecca Peterson due to a right wrist injury.[99] Seeded sixth at the Luxembourg Open, she was defeated in the first round by Andrea Petkovic.[100] She competed in her final tournament of the year at the Open de Limoges where she lost in the first round to Liudmila Samsonova.[101]

Giorgi ended the year ranked No. 98.

2020: Third Australian Open third roundEdit

Giorgi began the season at the Auckland Open. Getting through the qualifying rounds, she lost in the first round to top seed and eventual champion, Serena Williams.[102] At the Hobart International, she was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Kateryna Kozlova.

In Melbourne, she reached the third round for a second year in a row where she lost to 17th seed and 2016 champion, Angelique Kerber.[103]

During the Fed Cup tie versus Croatia, Giorgi played one rubber and defeated Jana Fett. Italy won the tie 2-0.[104] Playing in Dubai, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Julia Görges. At Doha, she lost in the final round of qualifying to Bernarda Pera. Competing at the first edition of the Lyon Open, Giorgi made it to the quarterfinals where she fell to seventh seed Daria Kasatkina.[105]

The WTA Tour suspended and canceled tournaments from the rest of March through July, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the tour resumed tournaments in August, Giorgi competed at the Internazionali di Palermo. She reached the semifinals where she was defeated by Fiona Ferro.[106] In Prague, she lost in the second round to third seed and eventual finalist Elise Mertens.[107] Giorgi was defeated in the second round of the US Open by fourth seed, 2018 champion, and eventual champion, Naomi Osaka.[108]

After the US Open, Giorgi played at the Italian Open. She lost in the first round to Dayana Yastremska.[109] At the French Open, she retired during her first-round match against qualifier and compatriot Martina Trevisan.[110] Her final tournament of the year was the Linz Open where she was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Nadia Podoroska.[111]

Giorgi ended the season ranked No. 75.

2021: Olympics quarterfinal, first WTA 1000 title, return to top 40Edit

Giorgi started her year off at the first edition of the Yarra Valley Classic. However, she retired during her second-round match against second seed Sofia Kenin due to a left thigh injury.[112] At the Australian Open, she lost in the second round to 15th seed Iga Świątek.[113]

In March, Giorgi competed at the Lyon Open. She reached the quarterfinals where she was defeated by qualifier and eventual champion, Clara Tauson.[114] At the Miami Open, she lost in the first round to qualifier Liudmila Samsonova.[115]

Giorgi withdrew from the Charleston Open, and the Fed Cup tie against Romania due to testing positive for Covid-19.[116] She returned to action in May by playing at the Italian Open. She was defeated in a 3-hour and 51-minute first-round match by Sara Sorribes Tormo.[117] At the first edition of the Emilia-Romagna Open, she lost in the second round to third seed and eventual champion, Coco Gauff.[118] At the French Open, she beat 22nd seed Petra Martić in the first round.[119] She was defeated in the second round by Varvara Gracheva.[120]

Starting her grass-court season at the Birmingham Classic, Giorgi lost in the second round to third seed Donna Vekić.[121] Getting past qualifying at the Eastbourne International, she upset fifth seed and 2019 champion, Karolína Plíšková, in the first round.[122] She then stunned top seed and 2018 finalist, Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals.[123] She retired during her semifinal match against Anett Kontaveit due to a left thigh injury.[124] At Wimbledon, she was defeated in the second round by 19th seed Karolína Muchová.[125] Seeded fourth at the Ladies Open Lausanne, Giorgi lost in the second round to Zarina Diyas.[126]

Representing Italy at the Tokyo Olympics, she beat fifth seed Karolína Plíšková for the second time this year in the third round.[127] She was defeated in the quarterfinals by fourth seed and eventual bronze medalist, Elina Svitolina.[128]

At the Canada Masters in Montreal, she reached unseeded her first WTA 1000 and biggest final of her career having never passed previously beyond the fourth round at any tournament at this level. She eliminated three top-25 players en route, No. 9 seed Elise Mertens in the first round, No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the round of 16, No. 15 seed Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals,[129] and Jessica Pegula in the semifinals.[130] In the final, she defeated world No. 6, Karolína Plíšková, to win her first WTA 1000 title, the biggest title of her career, becoming the lowest-ranked champion in Canada since No. 80-ranked Serena Williams took the title in 2011.[131] With this successful run she returned to the top 40 in the WTA singles rankings, raising close to 40 spots in the rankings from 71 to world No. 33, on 16 August 2021.

2022: French Open fourth round , return to top 30Edit

She returned to the top 30 in the rankings on 31 January 2022, following a third round showing for the fourth time in her career at the 2022 Australian Open, where she lost to top seed and eventual champion Ash Barty.

At the 2022 French Open she defeated 7th seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach the fourth round for the first time at this Major. She won five of her last seven matches against top-10 players.[132]

At the 2022 Eastbourne International she reached back-to-back quarterfinals having done so at the 2022 Birmingham Classic the previous week, defeating 5th seed Garbine Muguruza for her 15th top-10 win and second of 2022 after Sabalenka.[133]

Playing styleEdit

Giorgi is a baseline player, who has a highly aggressive playing style. She likes to take the ball early on the rise, and possesses powerful, flat groundstrokes. Her strongest groundstroke is her two-handed backhand, with which she can hit winners from any position on the court. She hits the ball with relentless power, and is known to be one of the hardest hitters on the tour. She frequently utilizes aggressive serve-forehand combinations to finish points quickly.[134][135] Giorgi aims to generate extreme angles with both her forehand and backhand, to surprise baseline opponents and hit winners with ease. She is known for her tendency to aim for the lines, which means that she accumulates significant numbers of both winners and unforced errors in any match.[5][136][137] Unlike the rest of her game, her serve is known for its inconsistency: she has a tendency to take risks on her second serve, leading to a relatively high double fault count. In 2015, Giorgi served the most double faults recorded in WTA history, at 458.[138] She regularly hits deep returns, and takes the ball early while receiving, allowing her to hit a significant number of return winners.[135] In an article for LiveTennis.com, Nicholas Walz commented on Giorgi's game, saying: "Her play is often too erratic – she followed her result in Indian Wells [defeating No. 4 seed, Maria Sharapova] by losing in the Miami Open qualifying [two weeks later] to Zarina Diyas."[139] Her preferred surfaces are fast hard and grass courts.[135][140]

SponsorshipsEdit

Giorgi wears custom-made clothes, designed by her mother (brand: Giomila). Up to 2021, Giorgi used Babolat racquets, specifically using the Pure Storm model, and later the Pure Strike model. In 2021, Giorgi switched companies and began to use the Yonex VCORE 100.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup, and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[141]

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2022 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 2R 3R 0 / 10 11–10 52%
French Open A A A A Q3 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R A 1R 2R 4R 0 / 9 9–9 50%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 4R 3R 2R 3R 1R 3R QF 1R NH 2R 1R 0 / 11 15–11 58%
US Open A A Q1 Q2 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 11 7–11 39%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 5–4 3–4 6–4 1–4 2–4 8–4 2–3 3–3 3–4 6–4 0 / 41 42–41 51%
National representation
Summer Olympics A NH A NH A NH QF NH 0 / 1 3–1 75%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A 4R 2R 2R 1R A A NH 2R A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami Open A A A A A 1R Q1 3R 1R A 1R 2R NH 1R A 0 / 6 1–6 14%
Madrid Open NH A A A A 1R Q2 1R 2R[b] A A A NH A 1R 0 / 4 1–3 25%
Italian Open Q1 A A A A A 2R 1R A A Q2 A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R A 2R Q2 A 1R NH W 3R 1 / 5 9–4 69%
Cincinnati Open A A A A 2R A 1R 2R Q1 3R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 8 5–8 38%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A A 1R A 1R 3R A A 1R 1R NH 0 / 5 2–5 29%
China Open NMS A A A 2R A 1R 1R A A A A NH 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Mexican Open NMS/NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 0 1 10 11 19 22 20 13 17 14 9 18 16 Career total: 170
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 Career total: 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 Career total: 9
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–10 8–11 29–20 25–23 16–20 15–13 29–16 13–16 11–9 24–17 16–16 3 / 170 192–172 53%
Year-end ranking[d] 480 285 244 149 79 93 35 34 83 79 26 98 75 34 $4,823,428

Significant finalsEdit

WTA 1000 finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2021 Canadian Open Hard   Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 7–5

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
WTA 1000 (1–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA 250 (2–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–6)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2014 Katowice Open, Poland International[e] Hard (i)   Alizé Cornet 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Oct 2014 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Karolína Plíšková 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 0–3 Apr 2015 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i)   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–3 Jun 2015 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands International Grass   Belinda Bencic 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1–4 Apr 2016 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i)   Dominika Cibulková 4–6, 0–6
Win 2–4 Oct 2018 Linz Open, Austria International Hard (i)   Ekaterina Alexandrova 6–3, 6–1
Loss 2–5 Aug 2019 Washington Open, U.S. International Hard   Jessica Pegula 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–6 Aug 2019 Bronx Open, U.S. International Hard   Magda Linette 7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Win 3–6 Aug 2021 Canadian Open, Canada WTA 1000 Hard   Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 7–5

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2009 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay   Ksenia Pervak 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Nov 2009 ITF Toronto, Canada 50,000[f] Hard (i)   Anikó Kapros 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Loss 2–1 Jun 2010 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 25,000 Clay   Lenka Juríková 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–1 Oct 2010 ITF Rock Hill, U.S. 25,000 Hard   Irina Falconi 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–2 May 2011 ITF Raleigh, U.S. 50,000 Clay   Petra Rampre 3–6, 2–6
Win 4–2 May 2011 ITF Carson, U.S. 50,000 Hard   Alexa Glatch 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 5–2 Apr 2012 ITF Dothan, U.S. 50,000 Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 6–2, 4–6, 6–4

Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup participationEdit

Giorgi debuted for the Italy Fed Cup team in 2014.

Legend
World Group (2–2)
World Group Play-off / Finals Qualifying Round (3–2)
World Group 2 Play-Off (0–2)
Zone Group (2–1)

Singles: 14 (7–7)Edit

Edition Round Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2014 WG QF Feb 2014 Cleveland (USA)   United States Hard (i) Madison Keys W (1) 6–2, 6–1
WG SF Apr 2014 Ostrava (CZE)   Czech Republic Hard (i) Petra Kvitová L (1) 4–6, 2–6
2015 WG QF Feb 2015 Genoa (ITA)   France Clay (i) Alizé Cornet W (2) 6–4, 6–2
Caroline Garcia L (2) 6–4, 0–6, 2–6
WG PO Apr 2015 Brindisi (ITA)   United States Clay (i) Serena Williams L (3) 6–7(5–7), 2–6
2016 WG QF Feb 2016 Marseille (FRA)   France Hard (i) Kristina Mladenovic W (3) 1–6, 6–4, 6–1
Hard (i) Caroline Garcia L (4) 3–6, 4–6
2019 WG2 RR Feb 2019 Biel/Bienne (SUI)   Switzerland Hard (i) Viktorija Golubic L (5) 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Belinda Bencic L (6) 2–6, 4–6
2020–21 Z1 RR Feb 2020 Tallin (EST)   Austria Hard (i) Mira Antonitsch W (4) 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Estonia Hard (i) Anett Kontaveit L (7) 3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Z1 PO   Croatia Hard (i) Jana Fett W (5) 7–6, 6–4
2022 F QR Apr 2022 Alghero (ITA)   France Hard Océane Dodin W (6) 6–1, 6–2
Harmony Tan W (7) 6–2, 6–0

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Edition Round Date Location Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2014 WG SF Apr 2014 Ostrava (CZE) Karin Knapp   Czech Republic Hard (i) Andrea Hlaváčková
Klára Koukalová
L (1) 2–6, 7–5, [9–11]

WTA Tour career earningsEdit

Current as of 23 May 2022

Year Grand Slam
titles
WTA
titles
Total
titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
2013 0 0 0 357,368 72
2014 0 0 0 448,626 63
2015 0 1 1 580,781 54
2016 0 0 0 352,779 88
2017 0 0 0 374,444 98
2018 0 1 1 922,593 40
2019 0 0 0 407,043 107
2020 0 0 0 334,139 69
2021 0 1 1 733,471 47
2022 0 0 0 226,906 77
Career 0 3 3 5,050,334 125

Career Grand Slam statisticsEdit

SeedingsEdit

The tournaments won by Giorgi are in boldface, and advanced into finals by Giorgi are in italics.

Best Grand Slam results detailsEdit

Head-to-head recordsEdit

Record vs. top-10 ranked playersEdit

Giorgi's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface.[142]

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last match
Number 1 ranked players
  Maria Sharapova 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 4–6, 7–5) at 2014 Indian Wells
  Victoria Azarenka 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2019 Toronto
  Garbiñe Muguruza 3–2 60% 1–0 1–1 1–1 Won (7–5, 6–3) at 2022 Eastbourne
  Caroline Wozniacki 3–3 50% 3–0 0–3 Won (6–2, 2–6, 6–4) at 2018 Tokyo
  Iga Świątek 1–1 50% 1–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2021 Australian Open
  Karolína Plíšková 4–5 44% 2–4 1–1 1–0 Won (6–3, 7–5) at 2021 Montréal
  Simona Halep 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (4–6, 6–7(4–7) at 2021 US Open
  Ana Ivanovic 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)) at 2016 Indian Wells
  Jelena Janković 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 5–7) at 2015 Rome
  Naomi Osaka 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2020 US Open
  Venus Williams 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2018 US Open
  Ashleigh Barty 0–4 0% 0–2 0–1 0–1 Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2022 Australian Open
  Angelique Kerber 0–5 0% 0–5 Lost (2–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6) at 2020 Australian Open
  Serena Williams 0–5 0% 0–2 0–2 0–1 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2020 Auckland
Number 2 ranked players
  Vera Zvonareva 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2015 Dubai
  Petra Kvitová 2–2 50% 2–2 Lost (2–6, 0–6) at 2022 Dubai
  Agnieszka Radwańska 2–1 67% 2–0 0–1 Won (6–1, 6–2) at 2018 Sydney
  Aryna Sabalenka 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Won (4–6, 6–1, 6–0) at 2022 French Open
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 Won (6–3, 6–1) at 2020 Australian Open
  Anett Kontaveit 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–5, ret.) at 2021 Eastbourne
Number 3 ranked players
  Nadia Petrova 2–1 67% 1–0 0–1 1–0 Lost (3–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2013 Madrid
  Sloane Stephens 3–2 60% 3–1 0–1 Won (6–0, 6–3) at 2019 Osaka
  Elina Svitolina 1–2 33% 0–2 1–0 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2020 Olympics
  Maria Sakkari 0–3 0% 0–3 Lost (1–6, 0–6) at 2019 US Open
Number 4 ranked players
  Ons Jabeur 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2014 Linz
  Dominika Cibulková 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Lost (4–6, 0–6) at 2016 Katowice
  Samantha Stosur 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Won (7–5, 6–3) at 2018 New Haven Qualifying
  Johanna Konta 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Won (1–6, 7–5, 7–5) at 2014 Eastbourne
  Francesca Schiavone 1–1 50% 1–1 Lost (4–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2015 İstanbul
  Belinda Bencic 2–3 40% 1–2 0–1 1–0 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2019 Fed Cup
  Kiki Bertens 1–2 33% 0–1 0–1 1–0 Lost (6–0, 6–7(7–9), 6–4) at 2019 Doha
  Caroline Garcia 1–3 25% 1–2 0–1 Lost (7–5, 4–6, 0–6) at 2022 Lyon
  Bianca Andreescu 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (7–5, 3–6, 4–6) at 2017 Washington, D.C.
  Jelena Dokic 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–0, 4–6, 2–6) at 2008 Florence 25K
  Sofia Kenin 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, ret.) at 2021 Melbourne
Number 5 ranked players
  Sara Errani 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 Won (7–5, 7–5) at 2016 Madrid
  Jeļena Ostapenko 1–2 33% 1–0 0–2 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2022 Eastbourne
  Eugenie Bouchard 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 Won (7–5, 6–4) at 2016 Washington, D.C.
  Lucie Šafářová 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(3–7), 4–6) at 2014 Beijing
Number 6 ranked players
  Flavia Pennetta 3–1 75% 2–1 1–0 Won (4–6, 6–2, 6–3) at 2015 Australian Open
  Carla Suárez Navarro 2–2 50% 2–2 Won (2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2) at 2017 Biel
Number 7 ranked players
  Marion Bartoli 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2013 Wimbledon
  Roberta Vinci 1–2 33% 1–2 Lost (6–2, 3–6, 4–6) at 2016 Montréal
  Madison Keys 2–5 29% 1–4 0–1 1–0 Lost (4–6, 7–5, 7–6) at 2022 US Open
  Jessica Pegula 2–6 25% 2–4 0–2 Lost (6–3, 0–6, 5–7) at 2022 Toronto
  Danielle Collins 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–2, 4–6, 2–6) at 2018 Rome
Number 8 ranked players
  Ekaterina Makarova 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2018 Wimbledon
Number 9 ranked players
  Julia Görges 3–1 75% 3–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2020 Dubai Qualifying
  CoCo Vandeweghe 2–1 67% 2–0 0–1 Won (6–3, 6–1) at 2014 New Haven
  Andrea Petkovic 4–3 57% 4–3 Lost (6–0, 4–6, 4–6) at 2019 Luxembourg
  Timea Bacsinszky 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (4–6, 6–3, 5–7) at 2017 Australian Open
  Daria Kasatkina 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2022 French Open
Number 10 ranked players
  Kristina Mladenovic 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (1–6, 6–4, 6–1) at 2016 Fed Cup
  Emma Raducanu 1–0 100% 1–0 Win (7–6, 6–2) at 2022 Toronto
Total 66–97 40% 47–64
(42%)
9–20
(31%)
10–13
(43%)
Current through the 2022 US Open

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2012
1.   Sara Errani No. 6 China Open, China Hard 1R 5–4 ret.
2013
2.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 8 US Open, United States Hard 3R 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2014
3.   Maria Sharapova No. 5 Indian Wells Open, U.S. Hard 3R 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
4.   Dominika Cibulková No. 10 Italian Open, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 7–6(2)
5.   Victoria Azarenka No. 8 Eastbourne International, UK Grass 1R 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2015
6.   Agnieszka Radwańska No. 9 Katowice Open, Poland Hard (i) SF 6–4, 6–2
2017
7.   Karolína Plíšková No. 3 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay 1R 7–6(6), 6–2
8.   Elina Svitolina No. 5 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass 2R 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2018
9.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 2 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
2021
10.   Karolína Plíšková No. 10 Eastbourne International, UK Grass 1R 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
11.   Aryna Sabalenka No. 4 Eastbourne International, UK Grass QF 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–4
12.   Karolína Plíškova No. 7 Tokyo Olympics, Japan Hard 3R 6–4, 6–2
13.   Karolína Plíšková No. 6 Canadian Open, Canada Hard F 6–3, 7–5
2022
14.   Aryna Sabalenka No. 7 French Open, France Clay 3R 4–6, 6–1, 6–0
15.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 10 Eastbourne International, UK Grass 3R 7–5, 6–3
16.   Emma Raducanu No. 10 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 1R 7–6(7–0), 6–2

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ Giorgi withdraw before the second round against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Not count as a loss.
  3. ^ In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  4. ^ 2006: WTA ranking–944, 2007: WTA ranking–833.
  5. ^ The WTA International tournaments were reclassified as WTA 250 tournaments in 2021.
  6. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.

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