Camila Giorgi claims her second career title — WTA Linz

Camila Giorgi- Linz 2018- GEPA

Camila Giorgi claimed her first WTA Tour title in three years as she cruised to a straight-sets victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova in the Linz Open final.

Alexandrova blew a stunned Petkovic away in a final set which lasted only 22 minutes. Alexandra held off further break points to record her first game of the set, however, that was only putting off the inevitable as Giorgi served out her next service game to clinch the second set 6-1.

Giorgi is tentatively set to rise to a new career-high ranking on Monday, and will likely be seeded at the 2019 Australian Open - a possible relief to the game's biggest names given her reputation as a risky floater.

Camila giorgi finished in second place in the last Linz WTA event a year ago. Giorgi won her first title back in 2015 at the Ricoh Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, defeating Belinda Bencic in the final.

First legal purchase of cannabis made in Newfoundland and Labrador
As Canada welcomes legalisation, supply shortages could develop, as happened in some U.S. states when legalisation arrived. The product would be returned to the branch if the person is underage, and a refund would be issued, the ministry says.

Baby stabbed and baked in oven, MS sheriff says
One person has been arrested after police found a baby, who appeared to have been stabbed, inside an oven at a MS home. An autopsy will be performed to determine whether the child died before being placed in the oven, authorities said.

Oil prices dip amid expectations of higher USA inventories
Khalid al-Falih, the energy minister of the kingdom, said it will continue to be responsible and help keep oil markets stable. Saudi Aramco has an initial pact to take a 25 percent stake in the planned 1.2 million bpd West Coast refinery.

Having been matched well in the early stages, Giorgi ruthlessly took her first break point opportunity to nudge in front at 5-3.

And third seed Strycova was the latest player to suffer at Van Uytvanck's hand, winning the first set before going down 3-6 6-4 6-4.

In the second-round, she completed the best win of her career in terms of ranking beating No.2 Wozniacki.

Related News:

  • New York City's weekend free of shootings is first in decades

    New York City's weekend free of shootings is first in decades

    Mayor Bill de Blasio commended the NYPD for the lack of shootings while speaking at the department's graduation ceremony Monday. The weekend of 6-7 October, for example, was "terrible", with several shootings in Brooklyn and the Bronx, authorities said.
    YouTube outage across the world, company says working on resolving issue

    YouTube outage across the world, company says working on resolving issue

    Aussieoutages.com reports that users in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia are feeling the impact. With the exception of China and North Korea, the website is available around the world in 80 different languages.
    Aspiring Model Fatally Shot While Driving to Work

    Aspiring Model Fatally Shot While Driving to Work

    There's a Gofundme account set up to help Kelsey's family bring her back home to the inland empire and help with funeral costs. Authorities are now hoping this CCTV will help solve what happened to Ms Quayle. "She was the sweetest person.
  • Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

    Roseanne exits The Conners, and she is not happy about it

    Initially, Roseanne's family is in disbelief, particularly Dan, who says defensively that he had flushed her pills. After the second commercial break, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) picks up a bag of pills sitting on the kitchen table.
    Lyft launches $299 a month subscription plan, transportation as a service arrives

    Lyft launches $299 a month subscription plan, transportation as a service arrives

    It is available across all ride types and will be in all of the company's USA markets by the end of the week. If a ride exceeds the $15 limit, then the passenger pays only the difference.
    Inter to return for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric

    Inter to return for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric

    Modric , 33, was heavily linked with a shock switch to the Serie A side in the off-season, but stayed with the European champions. The 2017-18 campaign finished on a high note for the Blancos as they savoured a third successive Champions League triumph.
  • Alexandre Lacazette blasts English fans and hints at shock Gunners exit

    Alexandre Lacazette blasts English fans and hints at shock Gunners exit

    The former Lyon striker now finds himself working under the tutelage of Unai Emery and developing a formidable partnership alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    Lady Gaga Is Engaged!

    Lady Gaga Is Engaged!

    While her speech was truly extraordinary, fashion was on the minds of a lot of people . One source said, "Christian is a good, grounding force and understands her career".
    Hate crimes: Rise in offences linked to religious beliefs

    Hate crimes: Rise in offences linked to religious beliefs

    Hate crimes against gay and bisexual people in the United Kingdom have rocketed by double-digit figures, new statistics show. The Crown Prosecution Service said the conviction rate in hate crime cases was 84.7%, up from 83.4% the previous year.
  • Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Rises to a Six-Year High

    Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Rises to a Six-Year High

    The total federal debt - which combines annual deficits - was 78 percent of the nation's entire gross domestic product in June. Typically, strong economic growth translates into lower deficits as the government collects more from taxpayers.
    Singapore Airlines launches Airbus A350-900ULR service

    Singapore Airlines launches Airbus A350-900ULR service

    Beginning March 31, 2019 United will offer three flights daily between Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Washington Dulles. The airline now offers three 50-seat flights from Manchester to Newark .
    No Messi but Argentina 'have to' beat Brazil

    No Messi but Argentina 'have to' beat Brazil

    He further added, talking about the future for the Albiceleste, "We are trying to create something for the future for Argentina ". Yet Argentina couldn't hold on for a draw , with Miranda popping up to make it four wins from four since Brazil's World Cup exit.


Most liked

Senator Collins returns home after threatening letter found by her husband Featured
Daffron, their dog, and parts of their home were quarantined while the crime lab undertook an analysis of the premises. A spokeswoman for the Republican senator said the envelope was addressed to Daffron, The Associated Press reported.

Mega Millions jackpot now $667M, 3rd largest in U.S. history
Six little numbered balls were drawn in the Mega Millions on Tuesday night, with a record jackpot of $667 million at stake. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York.

Galaxy Note 10 Display Could Be Even Bigger Than iPhone XS Max
As the device's bezels will likely continue to decrease in size, it may not result in the phone's dimensions being that different. On the other hand, according to the first Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumors, the device might boast a larger screen than the Note 9.

Insurance companies not covering storage of Iranian oil, says Indian Oil official
Because of rising crude oil prices, retail prices in India are touching new highs. US light crude was 40 cents lower at $71.38. EDT (2030 GMT) with the EIA at 10:30 a.m.

So Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson ‘have split up before’
On Sunday, multiple outlets reported that the songstress had called off her engagement to the Saturday Night Live comedian. She didn't blame herself - she feels she did everything she could to get him sober - but it left her an emotional wreck.

Langley Air Force Base hosts evacuated F-22 Raptors
That number represents about 10% of all existing F-22s, which the USA relies on for air dominance against top-tier enemies. But hangars sustained heavy damage, and some aircraft that remained during the storm are still being evaluated.

Yasmani Grandal, possible Mets target, benched by Dodgers
He's been good for us all year. "They want the best out of all of us, especially in the postseason". Most of those nine runs have come in the last few innings of games one and two.

American pilot dies in Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet crash
Defense officials in Europe were unable to tell Task & Purpose on Tuesday whether the American pilot was alive. The two pilots, the other of whom was Ukrainian, were the only people on board.

Missing Wisconsin teen possibly spotted in Miami
The Barron County Sheriff's Department identified the deceased individuals as James Closs , 56, and Denise Closs, 46. Fitzgerald said gunshots had been fired at the home, but would not yet confirm whether the couple had been shot.

Republic of Ireland v Wales
Wales will be without their talisman Gareth Bale , so we can be slightly more confident going into the game. Not only is relegation/promotion at stake, but also seeding for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualification draw.

Mourinho charged by FA over comments following Man United win
It is alleged the 55-year-old used "abusive, insulting or improper language" following United's 3-2 comeback win at Old Trafford. Having being charged using abusive language, Mourinho now has until 6pm on Friday to appeal the charge.

French wine fetches record-breaking $558,000 at auction
This record was held by a 375 six-liter bottle of Cheval-Blanc 1947, which sold in Geneva in 2010 for $304,375. However, it was well short of the world record £848,750 for a bottle of...

Grimm Spinoff In Development at NBC
Grimm co-creators/showrunners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf will also help out with the series, both as consulting producers. Glenn recently worked as writer/supervising producer on the Netflix/Marvel series Iron Fist .

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe
Also , the "base package" of the Play Store and Google's other apps (Gmail, Duo, etc) will now require a licensing fee . Today Google has outlined how it will respond to the European ruling, in addition to appealing against it.

Yastremska wins maiden WTA Title In Hong Kong
Zhang will next play 18-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska , who got past Slovakia's Kristina Kucova 7-6 (8-6) 6-2. Yastremska rebounded from a break down in both sets to come through against Zhang.