Camila Giorgi avenged a recent loss to American teenager Coco Gauff as the Italian upset the 15th seed to enter the semi-finals of the National Bank Open on Saturday (IST).
In the last-four, she will face Jessica Pegula of the US, who won a tight contest against No.13 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
Camila defeated the No.15 seed Coco, 6-4, 7-6(2), in their quarter-final clash.
“I think it was a great match,” Camila was quoted as saying by wtatennis.com. “I think I was very consistent. It was a great level, I think.”
It took an hour and 39 minutes for former top-30 player Camila to oust the American teenager, extending her career-best performance in Canada. Camila had never reached the round of 16 at this event prior to this season.
World No.71 Camila has now eliminated three top-25 players from the Montreal event this week. The Italian upset No. 9 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium in the first round and No.7 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the round of 16.
Coco had defeated Giorgi…