Fourth seed Pliskova won her first semi-final on Saturday 6-3 6-4 against top seed Arina Sabalenka of Belarus.
This victory allowed the Czech Republic to return to the top five in the world in the next ranking of Women’s Tennis Association.
In short, there are two reasons to approach the National Bank Open final with complete confidence.
However, this was not something that frightened Camila Giorgi, who is ranked 71st in the world rankings. After a joint and long-running duel with Jessica Pegula yesterday, she recorded a convincing two-set victory to win the Montreal Tournament.
The Italian broke her opponent four times, in addition to hitting seven aces.
In the second half, when the score was 3-3, the match extended to the tiebreak. A possible turning point in the meeting, which eventually went to Giorgi, at the same time confirming his desire to take the title of Montreal.
The same character strength later appeared in the second set at 5-5. At that time Georgi was stubborn in exchanges, forcing Pliskova to act by responding to the blow.
She finally concluded the encounter by breaking her opponent for the last time, becoming the first Italian to win the Canadian Championship, and the second Italian to win the WTA 1000.
It’s been a great weekGiorgi said in impeccable French after the meeting.
The crowd was amazing and I’m very happy to be the first Italian to win here.
In Pliskova, Giorgi faced a player against whom she had suffered five defeats in eight matches.
However, the Italian has now won all three of her matches against the Czech this year, including Sunday’s match, which was the first WTA 1000 final of her career.
An amazing course, given that Giorgi has also successfully pinned, among others, Elise Mertens (ninth), Petra Kvitova (seventh) and Coco Gauff (15th) on his fishing board in Montreal.
It’s also the first championship win since 2018 for Georgie, and only a third title.
His previous victories occurred in 2018, in Linz, and in 2015, at S-Hertogenbosch.
Giorgi has been in the world’s top 100 companies since 2019 alone.
Canadian-Brazilian duo wins doubles
This edition of the National Bank Open ended with the victory of Canadian Gabriela Dadrowski, who won the doubles competition with her Brazilian partner, Luisa Stefani.
The duo beat Croatian Darija Jurak and Slovenian Andreja Klebak, 6-2, 6-3.
Dabrowski and Stephanie scored three service breaks on six chances, including two in the second half. They only failed once in sending them, as well as in the second set.
Stephanie ended the match by providing four points without an answer.
We are really happyDabrowski said via video conference with Stephanie.
This is a rematch for Dadrowski and Stephanie, who lost to these two women just a few days ago at the tournament in San Jose.
I think we learned a lot from the final last week and were able to implement those strategic changes that I think are necessary to make the game turn in our favour.Dabrowski analyzed.
We did it very well.
Technically, we’ve approached this game a lot smarter because of the way things went last week.Stephanie added.
In the previous round, Dadrovsky and Stephanie defeated Veronika Kudretova and Kazakh Elena Rybakina to advance to the final.
For Ontario, this is the first victory since May 2019.
I would probably win, on average, one championship a year. Living with a little famine was just a bit frustrating because I’ve been through so many times, noted Dabrowski.
In 2017, she became the first Canadian Winning the Grand Slam, lifting the Mixed Doubles Cup at Roland Garros.
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