Unseeded Camila Giorgi wins National Bank Open final in Montreal

Aug 15 2021, 12:22 pm

Italian Camila Giorgi has come through with yet another shock upset to win the biggest tournament of her career at Sunday’s National Bank Open final in Montreal.

Currently ranked No. 71 in the world, Giorgi topped Czech Republic’s Karolína Plíšková 6-3,  7-5 for the second time in under a month after beating her in straight sets in the third round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Giorgi beat three other seeded players in her six matches at the National Bank Open, including Belgium’s Elise Mertens, 17-year-old American Coco Gauff, and Czech Petra Kvitová en route to her first career WTA 1000 title. Girogi also beat American Jessica Pegula in an upset during Saturday’s semifinal.

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu was the last remaining Canadian in the field, but fell on Thursday evening to Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who Pegula defeated in Friday’s quarterfinal.

“I first have to realize it’s just a game of tennis,” Andreescu said in a press conference following the loss. “I’m only 21. Yeah, I won this tournament before. I know I could have won this tournament again. But sometimes s**t happens and you basically have to move on. That’s life.”

Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski won the doubles tournament alongside partner Luisa Stefani.

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