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30 Dec 1991

Camila Giorgi was born in Macerata to Argentinian parents of Italian descent. Her parents are Claudia Gabriella Fullone, who designed her different dresses, and Sergio Giorgi, who fought in the Falklands War against the British. Giorgi is one of four children. She had a sister named Antonela who died in a car accident in Paris.

Giorgi played her first career professional tournament in 2006 at ITF level in Baku. She won her first ITF tournament in 2009 in Katowice ($25k) and Toronto (50k). She made her tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon. There she reached the round 16 in 2012 (as qualifier, l. eventual R-Up A.Radwanska) claiming her joint-best Grand Slam result. After that, she made her Top 100 debut on July 9, 2012.

Giorgi, who moved to the third-round at Wimbledon (l. eventual champion Bartoli) and the round 16 at Us Open (l. Vinci), had never reached WTA quarterfinals until 2014, her first Top 40 season. That year she was runner-up in Katowice, where she lost to Cornet 76(3) 57 75 in the final missing match-point at 5-4 in the third set, and Linz, where she held a match point in the decider and lost to Karolina Pliskova 67(4) 63 76(4). She also clinched the semifinals in New Haven (l. to Rybarikova) and four quarter-finals in Strasbourg, Eastbourne, Bad Gastein and Moscow.

Giorgi, who broke into Top 50 on May 26, 2014, finished 2015 season with best year-end ranking to date (No.34), up one place from No.35 in 2014. Her season was highlighted by winning her first WTA singles title at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Bencic in F). She reached her career‐high ranking of No.30 on July 27, 2015. That year she was runner-up in Katowice (l. Schmiedlova).

In 2016, Giorgi reached the final in Katowice for the third year in a row (l. Cibulkova) and appeared in four additional quarterfinals in Hobart (l. Bouchard), Prague (l. Ka.Pliskova), Washington, DC (l. Davis) and Seoul (l. Zhang).

In 2017, she posted her sixth consecutive Top 100 season, finishing 2017 ranked No.79 (up from No.83 in 2017). She made the semifinals in Shenzhen (l. Riske) and the quarter-finals in Biel (l. Sasnovich), Prague (l. Barthel) and Birmingham (l. Barty). That year, she posted a 4-3 record against Top 20 players, beating No.3 Karolina Pliskova (Prague), No.15 Vesnina (Strasbourg), No.5 Svitolina (Birmingham) and No.18 Keys (Wimbledon).




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