Italian lowly ranked tennis player, Camila Giorgi, continued her impressive run at the Sydney International by beating Polish tennis player, Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1 6-2 on Thursday, January 11, to set up a semi-final clash with Angelique Kerber.
The world’s 100th ranked tennis player, shook off her rating to beat U.S. Open champion, Sloane Stephens, in the first round and then ousted two-time Wimbledon and former Sydney champion, Petra Kvitova.
She is yet to drop a set over six matches in qualifying or the main draw, and will next meet world number 22, Kerber, who staged a 6-3 6-1 victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter final.
Kerber, who won the Australian Open and the U.S. Open titles in 2016, said: “I‘m not looking back 2017 any more.
”I’ve had a great off-season and I‘m working hard. I‘m trying to do my best on court and win as many matches before going to Melbourne.
“It’s just the beginning of the year. I‘m trying to play my game again, enjoy every minute on court. I‘m trying to be aggressive and play like I did the year before last.”
Meanwhile, the other semi-final, in Sydney, will be an all-Australian affair as Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova face each other for a place in the final.
Barty completed a 6-3 6-2 victory over Czech’s Barbora Strycova, while Gavrilova advanced after her quarter-final opponent, Garbine Muguruza, withdrew due to a leg injury.