Camila Giorgi is an Italian tennis player who has achieved a lot of fame because of her incredibly powerful groundstrokes.
Known as one of the hardest hitters on the women's tour right now, Giorgi's risky game has meant that she has been a bit of a hit-or-miss player so far. Nevertheless, she has reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal - at Wimbledon 2018 - and is young enough to earn more accolades in the future.
Best finish at each of the four Grand Slams:
Australian Open: 3rd Round (2015)
French Open: 3rd Round (2018)
Wimbledon: Quarterfinalist (2018)
US Open: 4th Round (2013)
Highest Ranking: No. 30
Style of play
Giorgi is a super-aggressive baseliner who looks to hit the cover off the ball practically every point. She aims all of her shots - serve, forehand and backhand - at the lines, and rarely backs off behind the baseline.
The Italian's groundstrokes are flat and don't have a lot of topspin, which means they end
Giorgi doesn't come to the net too often, and doesn't spend a lot of time defending. In that respect, she is a bit of a one-dimensional player who doesn't change her strategy no matter what the situation.
Strengths and weaknesses
Giogi's groundstrokes - both the forehand and backhand - are her biggest weapons. She can take the ball extremely early on either wing, and hit them flat and hard into the corners for winners.
Giorgi has a good serve too, and regularly breaches the 110 mph mark with her first serve. She uses the serve to set up her booming groundstrokes, which makes her hard to stop when she's in the zone.
Giorgi's return of serve is a low percentage shot - she can either rifle it for a winner, or send it sailing into the stands. However, the fact that she can back up the return with her offensive baseline game means that she is always in with a shot at breaking her opponent's serve.
Giorgi's biggest weakness is her inability or unwillingness to dial down her power. She is not accustomed to constructing points patiently, and often ends up losing matches because of her unforced errors.
Giorgi was born in Macerata, Italy, to Argentinian parents. Her mother Claudia Gabriella Fullone is a fashion designer who designs her daughter's on-court outfits, while her father Sergio is an Argentinian war veteran who fought in the Falklands War.
Giorgi started playing tennis at the age of five, having been introduced to the sport by her father Sergio. He continues to be her coach till this day.
The Italian has gained a lot of popularity because of her good looks, and is a major fan favorite wherever she plays. It is her game, however, that is the most striking thing about her; very few players can outhit their opponents the way she can.
Giorgi has had many ups and downs in her career so far, but in recent times she has shown more consistent results. Her Wimbledon quarterfinal run in 2018 was a breakthrough moment; the way in which she managed to control her game in that tournament is considered by many as a sign of greater things to come for the Italian powerhouse.
Social media presence:
Camila Giorgi Instagram: @camila_giorgi_official