Wednesday, February 21, 2024

He became the third Italian after Schiavone and Pennetta

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Camila Giorgi’s Canadian toughness was confirmed in her WTA 1000 debut against Emma Raduganu in Toronto. Winning With the last 7 points of the first set and 17 of the last 19 points of the match, Marchigiana defeated the British in two sets (7-6, 6-2) to guarantee a place in the second round.

It was her seventh consecutive match win on Canadian soil (14 sets taken home, and only one set remaining on the street) and the first of her career on a Toronto hardcourt. Now there’s rock Elise Mertens: A fond memory, last year in Montreal when he overcame the first hurdle – brilliantly – in the race to win his first and now only WTA 1000, which he won in his career.

The meeting is at 5 pm Italian time. The odds say 2-1 for Belgium, who won in Prague in 2020 and Osaka in 2019.

The victory against Raducanu allows Camilla to separate Roberta Vinci in the special ranking attached to blue tennis players., wins against top-10 tennis players. Francesco Schiavone (30 match wins) and Flavia Pennetta (28) led the rankings. Behind them, in fact, Giorgi 16, Vince 15, Sara Errani 13, Silvia Farina 12.

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