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Serena tops Giorgi in straight sets, gives US 1-0 lead over Italy

BRINDISI, Italy -- Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which was only decided when Giorgi's forehand clipped the top of the net on Williams' first...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which was only decided when Giorgi's forehand clipped the top of the net on Williams' first...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams begins her clay season at Italy in Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could understandably be excused if she didn't like the slow, red clay courts of Europe. After all, Williams has won only two her 19 Grand Slam titles on clay. For a variety of reasons, though, at this point in her career the top-ranked player has a special affinity for the dusty...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Serena opens against Giorgi in Italy-US Fed Cup playoff

BRINDISI, Italy -- Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti made a surprise move by inserting Giorgi as his second singles player in place of the more experienced Flavia Pennetta, who is ranked 10 spots above Giorgi and was counting on strong crowd support...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena opens against Giorgi in Italy-US Fed Cup playoff

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti made a surprise move by inserting Giorgi as his second singles player in place of the more experienced Flavia Pennetta, who is ranked 10 spots above Giorgi and was counting on strong crowd...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Draw for Italy vs. United States Fed Cup World Group Playoff

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Draw Friday for this weekend's Fed Cup World Group playoff between Italy and the United States on red clay at the Circolo Tennis Brindisi: Saturday(equals) Singles(equals) Camila Giorgi, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United States Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Lauren Davis, United States Sunday(equals) Singles(equals) Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Schmiedlova wins Katowice Open for her first WTA title

  Eighth-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia beat third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Katowice Open to clinch her first WTA title. The 67th-ranked Schmiedlova won in 1 hour, 28 minutes. Giorgi, the world's No. 34, had five double-faults against only one for Schmiedlova. Giorgi advanced to the final by beating top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Schmiedlova wins Katowice Open for her 1st WTA title

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Eighth-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia beat third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Katowice Open to clinch her first WTA title. The 67th-ranked Schmiedlova won in 1 hour, 28 minutes. Giorgi, the world's No. 34, had five double-faults against only one for Schmiedlova. Giorgi advanced to the final by beating top-seeded...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Giorgi beats Radwanska to reach Katowice Open final

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Camila Giorgi upset home favorite Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in the semifinals of the Katowice Open. Giorgi saved all three break points she faced and won the last five games of the match, clinching the victory with a forehand winner. The third-seeded Giorgi is looking for her first WTA title and will play Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia in...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Katowice Open: Kulichkova defeats Kanepi to make quarterfinals

KATOWICE, Poland -- Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2 at the Katowice Open on Thursday, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinal. Eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and plays her next match against Alize Cornet in the last eight. First-seeded Agnieszka...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kulichkova defeats Kanepi at Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia defeated fifth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2 at the Katowice Open on Thursday, and is now set to face Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinal. Eighth-seeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and plays her next match against Alize Cornet in the last eight. First-seeded Agnieszka...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet defeats Hercog to reach Katowice Open quarters

  Second-seeded Alize Cornet rallied from a set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Katowice Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy, last year's runner-up, beat Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight. Romania's Monica Niculescu and Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic advanced...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornet defeats Hercog to reach quarters at Katowice Open

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Second-seeded Alize Cornet rallied from a set down to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals of the Katowice Open on Wednesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy, last year's runner-up, beat Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight. Romania's Monica Niculescu and Klara Koukalova of the...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked doubles player Vinci to miss Fed Cup against US

ROME (AP) Top-ranked doubles player Roberta Vinci will miss Italy's Fed Cup World Group playoff against the United States with an inflamed right elbow. Captain Corrado Barazzutti selected Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Camila Giorgi and Karin Knapp for the April 18-19 outdoor match on red clay in the southern town of Brindisi. Vinci and doubles partner Sara Errani announced last...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

France fights back to beat Italy 3-2 and reach Fed Cup semis

GENOA, Italy (AP) France recovered from 2-0 down to beat Italy 3-2 after a dominant doubles victory on Sunday to reach the Fed Cup semifinals for the first time since 2007. Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic followed up their earlier singles victories by beating the world's top-ranked doubles pair, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-2 to complete the comeback. They took...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Italy eases to 2-0 lead over France in Fed Cup

GENOA, Italy -- Italy eased to a commanding 2-0 lead over France after the first day of their Fed Cup tie, as Camila Giorgi and Sara Errani both won in straight sets on Saturday. Giorgi had to save two break points in her opening set before going on to beat France No. 1 Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-2 in the second rubber to put Italy firmly in charge. The Italian broke twice as she dominated...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Errani to open against Garcia in Italy vs France

GENOA, Italy (AP) World No. 13 Sara Errani will lead host Italy against No. 30 Caroline Garcia of France in the opening match of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. The draw on Friday also pitted No. 31 Camila Giorgi of Italy against No. 19 Alize Cornet in the second singles on the red clay court inside the 105 Stadium. After the reverse singles on Sunday, Italy's Karin Knapp...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

At 34, Venus back in 2nd week of Grand Slam again

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In her two-decade career on the tennis tour, Venus Williams has seen plenty of players come and go. She used to take the court against the likes of Steffi Graf and Jennifer Capriati. Now that they're long since retired, she's playing against women who weren't even born when she and her sister Serena turned pro in the mid-1990s. ''I think everybody we grew...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday. The seven-time major winner couldn't contain her delight after the win on Margaret Court Arena, beaming a smile as she turned to wave to all sides...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kvitova will lead Czech Republic team against Germany in Fed Cup

PRAGUE -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career...
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October 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Generali Ladies: Pliskova rallies to defeat Giorgi in Linz final

LINZ, Austria -- Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic saved a match point before defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday. Pliskova led 5-1 in the final set but failed to serve out the match twice. She dropped 6-5 behind but Giorgi sent a backhand into the net on match point. Pliskova converted her first chance in the...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giorgi beats Knapp in straight sets to reach Generali Ladies final

LINZ, Austria -- Camila Giorgi defeated fellow Italian Karin Knapp 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Generali Ladies. Chasing her first career title, Giorgi will play either the seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic or Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany in Sunday's final. The 42nd-ranked Giorgi, who hasn't dropped a set in the tournament, will go into her second...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Giorgi beats Knapp to reach Generali Ladies final

LINZ, Austria (AP) Camila Giorgi defeated fellow Italian Karin Knapp 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Generali Ladies. Chasing her first career title, Giorgi will play either the seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic or Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany in Sunday's final. The 42nd-ranked Giorgi, who hasn't dropped a set in the tournament, will go into her...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Friedsam joins Giorgi, Knapp in semifinals at Generali Ladies

  Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany rallied to defeat Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Generali Ladies on Friday to advance to her first career semifinal. The 94th-ranked Friedsam, who won three qualifying matches and beat the third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round, came back from a break down in the third set and served two aces in the final game. Friedsam...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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