Tenerife Ladies Open: Camila Giorgi sets Maria Camila Osorio Serrano showdown in SF



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Tenerife Ladies Open: Camila Giorgi sets Maria Camila Osorio Serrano showdown in SF

Camila Giorgi kept up her momentum to reach the semi-finals of the Tenerife Ladies Open on Friday. The Italian seeded fourth in the draw, took just 61 minutes to win against Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-1. Giorgi won 80% of her first-serve points to Rus’ 45%.

The world no. 36 also won 66% of her second-serve points to her opponent’s 35%. Giorgi didn’t face a single break point and went on to convert five of the nine break point chances she had on Rus’ serve. She finished the match with almost twice as many points as Rus’ – 56 to the latter’s 29.

Speaking after the match, Giorgi said, “… I played better than in the other rounds. I am very satisfied from all points of view, I am happy. Sometimes it is difficult for me to serve consistently and efficiently throughout the match but today I have succeeded and it has worked very well”.

Tenerife Ladies Open: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano's domination extends

Next up for Giorgi is Maria Camila Osorio Serrano. The Colombian who’s been playing quite well this week, defeated Saisai Zheng 7-5, 6-1 in their quarter-final clash.

Osorio Serrano won 68% of her first-serve points to Zheng’s 50%. She also won 52% of her second-serve points to the latter’s 45%. Of the four break points, she faced, the 19-year-old saved two while converting five of the 11 break points, she had on Zheng’s serve.

Their semi-final clash will be the first meeting between Giorgi and Osorio Serrano. Meanwhile, in the second half of the draw, Ann Li and Alize Cornet will vie for a place in the final of the Tenerife Ladies Open. Li defeated Irina-Camelia Begu 7-5, 7-5 in their quarter-final match.

The American completed the match a minute short of the two-hour mark. The Frenchwoman won against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 40 minutes in their last-eight encounter. Photo Credit: Tenerife Ladies Open