During the tournament in Birmingham, England, Camila Giorgio confirmed her reputation as one of the most controversial players of the moment. The Italian tennis player has ruined an otherwise wonderful battle with American veteran Venus Williams with inappropriate behavior.
World number 48 and occasional lingerie model Camila Giorgio shocked the tennis world in the eighth match of the first set.
His opponent, the already forty-three-year-old legend Venus Williams, slipped unpleasantly during one of the rallies on the erratic grass surface and fell to the ground with a painful cry.
Venus Williams slips and falls against Camila Giorgi.
It could have been much worse. She is already playing with an injured knee. Fortunately, she is fine 🙏🏼
The crowd cheered her on as she rose to her feet ❤️ pic.twitter.com/U93EeolUvz
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) June 19, 2023
The Italian naturally continued to play and calmly placed the ball on the completely exposed side of the pitch. There wouldn’t be anything wrong with that if she didn’t accompany her winning ball with a loud, clenched fist celebration.
In doing so, Giorgio violated the unwritten rules of fair play, which have been observed in tennis for decades. Logically, she also caught it from great personalities.
“Camila Giorgio just screamed ‘yes’ after Venus Williams fell down and screamed. Damn! I honestly think she’s hit rock bottom in her career,” wrote Rennae Stubbs, a former star doubles player and coach to Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams, without towels.
She also drew attention to the telling look that, after a tense moment, the eldest of the famous sisters gave her thirty-one-year-old Italian rival.
Camilla Giorgi just shouted If when @Venuswilliams just fell and screamed! i mean wtf!!! I honestly think this might be the lowest moment of his career!!!! And you NEVER want to see that face coming your way now! Go Vee! pic.twitter.com/q9QvZ2N8de
— Rennae Stubbs 🟦👍🏼 (@rennaestubbs) June 19, 2023
“Venus kicked his ass anyway”, Martina Navrátilová returned to the incident after the game and called Giorgio’s behavior “disgusting”.
Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion from 2000 to 2008, confirmed that even at 43, she still possesses admirable quality and physical condition. In a three and a quarter hour battle, she finally overpowered Giorgio 7:6, 4:6, 7:6 and recorded her first victory over an elite 50 player since 2019.
Despite the awkward moment, Williams praised his Italian sock after the game.
“I played really well today and she also played amazing. I’m surprised she’s not world number one. I thought it was over many times and yet she had an amazing shot out of nowhere. She pushed me to be even better myself, and that’s awesome,” said Venus, who is currently ranked 697th. However, he will play at Wimbledon.
The organizers granted the American a wild card on Wednesday. It will be the twenty-fourth time in his career that he will start the Grand Slam on grass. She was absent from the spider only a year ago and in 2013.
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