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Camila Giorgi sweeps Karolina Pliskova to claim Montreal title

Aug 15, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Camila Giorgi of Italy reacts after winning the match and championship point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic (not pictured) in the singles finals match during the National Bank Open at Stade IGA Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Camila Giorgi of Italy reacts after winning the match and championship point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic (not pictured) in the singles finals match during the National Bank Open at Stade IGA Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Camila Giorgi upset fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to win the National Bank Open title in Montreal.

The 29-year-old Italian won her biggest title by claiming the WTA 1000-level crown, just the third such title of her career.

Giorgi recorded seven aces and overcame six double faults. She won 71.4 percent of her first-serve points and 55.6 percent of her second-serve points.

Giorgi had 16 winners against 27 unforced errors.

It also marks the third time Giorgi beat Pliskova in the past two months. One of the victories was during the Tokyo Olympics.

“We’ve had several matches this year and you are just a better player, I hope,” Pliskova said during the trophy presentation. “You had a very good tournament beating good players and you definitely deserve the title.”

Pliskova carded four aces and had six double faults. The Czech Republic native had 13 winners and committed 34 unforced errors.

Among the players Giorgi beat in Montreal were Pliskova, seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Belgian No. 9 seed Elise Mertens and 15th-seeded Coco Gauff. She defeated Jessica Pegula in the semifinals.

–Field Level Media