Camila Giorgi defeats Emma Raducanu in Toronto –

Tennis News: Always a dangerous opponent for the best tennis player, Camila Giorgi has once again snatched an important victory to start the defense of the Canadian Open (Rogers Cup) title in Toronto 2022 season.

The world No. 29 beat ninth seed Emma Raducanu 7-6, 6-2 for her 16th victory against a top-10 player and her seventh straight Canadian Open victory in 12 months.

Last season, when the Canadian Women’s Singles Open was held in Montreal, the Italian won the biggest title of her career to date with six wins, including beating Elise Mertens, Petra Kvitova, Cori Gauff, Jessica Pegula and Karolina Pliskova.

The unranked tennis player’s win over Czech Pliskova in last season’s Canadian Open final was her last win at the WTA 1000 level tournament before defeating British tennis player Raducanu. He has not played in Masters 1000 tournaments this season in Doha, Indian Wells or Miami, and lost in the first round of Masters 1000 tournaments held in Madrid and Rome.

The 30-year-old is one of the specialists in hard-court tournaments. Eight of the 16 wins he won against the top 10 players he won in hard-court tournaments and two of the three titles he won, he also won those tournaments. Moreover, he has now won seven of his last nine games against a top 10 player after losing his previous seven against a player in that ranking.

“It was an incredible game. It’s always a pleasure to come back here to Canada. I’m very happy to play here,” said Giorgi, who finished the game in 1:49.

Left with three break opportunities in the opening set, the Italian came back after failing to convert a set point opportunity in the 12th game by dropping no points in the tiebreak.

In the second set he led 0-2, only to snatch six straight before converting a third match point opportunity.

Throughout the match, Giorgi produced 31 winners and committed 31 unforced errors, unlike Raducanu who produced only three winners and committed nine unforced errors.

Belgian tennis player Mertens was up against Giorgi in the first round of last season’s Canadian Open. This season they will meet in the second round after Mertens beat Hungarian tennis player Anna Bondar 7-6, 6-1.

Giorgi’s 6-3, 7-5 victory last season in the first round of the Canadian Open was the player’s first victory against Mertens in three attempts.

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