Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova clinched her third career title when she saved a match point to beat Italy`s Camila Giorgi 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the Linz WTA final on Sunday.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Slovakia`s Magdalena Rybarikova advanced to the WTA New Haven hardcourt tournament final Friday with straight-set triumphs.
Italy`s Camila Giorgi upset four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Connecticut Open, a final US Open warm-up hardcourt event.
Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka made a disappointing return from injury when she lost to plucky Italian Camila Giorgi 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the Aegon International grasscourt tournament on Tuesday.
France`s Alize Cornet won her fourth career title on Sunday when she saved a match point on her way to a 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 7-5 victory over Italy`s Camila Giorgi in the Katowice final.
Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday after stunning upsets at one of the world`s biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams.
Russia`s Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday after a shock loss to Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi.
Defending champions Italy moved within one match of advancing past the United States to the Fed Cup semi-finals after victories by Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi on Saturday.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki crashed out of another major championship when she was stunned 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 by Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi at the US Open.
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Day in Pics: 27th January
Showbiz World - January 27, 2015