“Tennis Star Camila Giorgi’s On-Court Meltdown: Watch Her Hurling Racket”
CAMILA GIORGI hurled her racket in frustration before prevailing in an epic victory over WTA Tour veteran Kaia Kanepi.
The feisty Italian was in action as the Miami Open kicked off yesterday.
Camila Giorgi lobbed her racket in frustrationCredit: Twitter
The Italian was taking on Kaia Kanepi in the Miami OpenCredit: Reuters
Camila, 31, has gathered a huge fanbaseCredit: Instagram @camilagiorgiofficial
Giorgi, ranked 44 in the world, drew Kanepi in what proved to be a gruelling encounter on Butch Buchholz court.
As the blaring sunshine beat down on Hard Rock Stadium, Giorgi pinched the first set on a tiebreak.
But as a flurry of double faults flew off her racket, the 31-year-old grew frustrated.
And her irritation reached a boiling point in the second set tiebreak, when she hurled her racket in frustration.
Kanepi, 37, went on to claim the second set, taking the match into an equally gruelling decider.
Giorgi managed to gather herself, surviving 14 double faults to triumph in the third set breaker, nailing a forehand to claim match point.
The 3hr 32min encounter is the joint-longest match of the year on the WTA Tour.
It ties Brit Harriet Dart’s defeat to Erika Andreeva in Austin last month.
Camila enjoys modelling when not on the courtCredit: Instagram @camilagiorgiofficial
Giorgi will play Victoria Azarenka in round twoCredit: Instagram / @camila_giorgi_official
Giorgi’s hard-fought victory earned her a second-round clash with former world No1 Victoria Azarenka, set to take place tomorrow.
Meanwhile in Miami, there is plenty of British interest.
Emma Raducanu takes on fellow former US Open winner Bianca Andreescu – with Andy Murray in action against Dujan Lajovic and Kyle Edmund playing Chinese No1 Wu Yibing.
Emma Raducanu will be in action later todayCredit: Rex
Andy Murray will take on Dusan LajovicCredit: Getty
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