Camila Giorgi upset the 2015 champion Karolina Pliskova 7-6(6) 6-2 getting her seventh top ten win and the first one in two years. Seeing her ranking's opponent, World No. 3, the Italian player had her most important win in career.
Giorgi, who was always beaten by Pliskova in all the three meetings, was up 4-1 in the first set, then she didn't convert three break points in a row that would have allowed her to serve for the first set on 5-1 and instead was tied on 4-4.
Giorgi saved a break point in the ninth game but didn't convert two set points in a row in the tenth game. In the tie-break Pliskova hit several unforced errors, Giorgi was up 6-3 but her opponent came back. However on 6-6 the Italian player won two points in a row to conquer the first set.
Then in the second set Camila dominated, in the second round she will face Qiang Wang, who defeated Maria Sakkari 6-1 4-6 6-2. The 17-year-old Marketa Vondrousova, who won Biel title two weeks ago, defeated Carina Witthoeft 6-2 in the third set, while the French player Oceane Dodin beat Annika Beck 7-5 6-4. First round singles matches on Monday: