Camila Giorgi: Interesting Facts and Biography Of The Italian Tennis Pro

Camila Giorgi

Camila Giorgi is widely known for her aggressive style of playing and her powerful flat groundstroke. She is also regarded as one of the hardest hitters of the ball on tour. Camila Giorgi, born 30 December 1991 in Macerata is an Italian professional tennis player of Argentinian background. Despite being one of the smaller players on the women’s tour, she plays with a very aggressive style and hits the ball with incredibly powerful groundstrokes. Giorgi has won five singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 25 August 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 31. 

Giorgi’s biggest professional wins have come at the 2013 US Open, 2014 BNP Paribas Open, and 2014 Aegon International, defeating the former world no. 1 players Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka, respectively.

Camila Giorgi: A Biography Of The Italian Tennis Powerhouse!

Who is Camila Giorgi?

Camila Giorgi is an Italian tennis player. She made her senior international debut in 2006 at the ITF Women’s Circuit. She won her first ITF title in 2009 and made her WTA Tour main-draw at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. 

The professional Italian tennis player is also known for her performances at the US Open (2013), BNP Paribas Open (2014), and Aegon International (2014) where she defeated former world No. 1 players Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka, respectively. She won her first ITF title in 2009. Camila entered the top-100 in the WTA rankings after reaching the 4th round in just her 2nd appearance at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012. 

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 flawless. These days in 2020 and in 2021, her Instagram page features her modelling and possibly doing brand deals. She also posts photos of her training in the gym. 

Camila Giorgi’s Net Worth

As a tennis player, she has maintained a good bank balance through her career earnings. As of 2019, she has an estimated net worth of over $1.6 million.

A tennis player’s salary depends on the number of tournaments s/he wins, which in turn determines the number of sponsorship deals s/he gets. As of August 2019, Giorgi has earned $3,517,172 in prize money.

Camila Giorgi started with $10,000 tournaments and obtained her first significant results reaching two semifinals in Baku and Jakarta. In 2006, she made her senior tennis debut playing for a prize sum of $10,000 at the ITF Women’s Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan against Prerana Appineni of India, winning the match 6-4, 6-4.

Taking one look at her Instagram also gives the feeling that she’s modeling for brands and her networth could be a lot higher in 2020 and 2021 than what she made in 2019. 

Camila Giorgi Relationships

Camila is popular among her fans who are eager to know about her dating life, boyfriend & affair. Regarding her relationship status, she didn’t marry yet but she has a boyfriend whose name is Giacomo Miccini.

Camila Giorgi Siblings

Analyzing her Instagram page, it seems that she is very close to her brother. She often posts adorable pictures with her brother. 

Camila Giorgi works out in the gym regularly, sometimes accompanied by her brother. She also does a lot of training in track and field and on-court practice. 

Camila Giorgi Body Measurements

She has a great figure. Her body measurements are 34-28-36. Her shoe size is 8. She has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Her body weight is 56 kg. The color of her eye and hair is brown and dark brown respectively. 

Camila Giorgi Ethnicity

She was born on 30 December 1991, Macerata, Italy. She is Italian by her nationality. Her ethnicity is Caucasian while her ancestry is Argentinian. 

She 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.

Camila Giorgi Family

She was born to  Claudia Gabriella Fullone (a fashion designer who designs her daughter’s on-court outfits) and Sergio Giorgi (an Argentinian war veteran who fought in the Falklands War). 

She has three siblings. Her elder brother Leandro is an actor, her younger brother named Amadeus is a soccer player and she has a sister named Antonella, who was also motivated towards sports.

Camila Giorgi’s Childhood

Her passion for tennis started at the age of five at a local club (she was introduced to the sport by her father). 

In early 2000, she was noticed by a famous tennis coach named Nick Bollettieri. As a junior, she participated and managed to reach the final in the Nike Junior Tour and Sey Development Cup.

Camila Giorgi’s Professional Career

She started her professional career in 2006 and managed to win her first title on the ITF tour in 2009. In 2011 she participated and performed at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, but her biggest professional wins have come at the 2013 U.S Open Tennis when Caroline Wozniacki was defeated by her. She also managed to defeat World No.1 player Maria Sharapova in the 2014 BNP Paribas Open. In the same year in 2014, she managed to beat Victoria Azarenka in the 2014 Aegon International. In 2015, she won her first title at the 2015 Topshelf Open. She reached her first grand slam quarterfinal at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Here’s a look at Camila Giorgi’s career over the years:

2019 – Finished at No.76 for her first-ever career Top 100 finish, up from No.125 in 2018; won first WTA title at Citi Open in Washington D.C. (d. Giorgi in F) to reach the career-high ranking of No. 55; made main draw debut at Roland Garros (l. eventual champion Barty in 1r) and Wimbledon (l. Buzarnescu in 1r) as well as Miami Open as a qualifier (l. Konta in 1r).

2018 – First Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won one WTA title at Linz (d. Alexandrova in final); SF three times at Sydney (as qualifier, l. to Kerber), Prague (l. to Buzarnescu) and Tokyo (l. to Osaka); QF at Lugano (l. to Sabalenka) and Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams); reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying three times.

2017 – Finished the 2017 season ranked No.79, her sixth consecutive Top 100 finish. The Italian No.1 was one of two Italian players ranked in the Top 100, also Schiavone (No. 90). Best results from the year included SF appearance in Shenzhen (l. Riske) along with three QF results in Biel (l. Sasnovich), Prague (l. Barthel) and Birmingham (l. Barty). Earned eight victories over Top 50 opponents throughout the year.

2016 – Fifth consecutive Top 100 season (finishing No.83); runner-up once at Katowice (l. to Cibulkova in final); QF four times at Hobart (l. to Bouchard), Prague (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Washington DC (l. to Davis) and Seoul (l. to S.Zhang); reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice.

2015 – Second straight Top 40 season (finishing No.34); won one WTA title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d. Bencic in final); runner-up at Katowice (l. to Schmiedlova in final); QF at Hobart; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and Eastbourne – l. to Gavrilova 36 76(6) 63; held 1mp at 6-5 in second set tie-break); fell 1r six times.

2014 – First Top 40 season (finishing No.35); runner-up twice at Katowice (l. to Cornet 76(3) 57 75 in final; held mp at 5-4 third set) and Linz (l. to Ka.Pliskova 67(4) 63 76(4) in final; held 1mp at 6-5 third set); SF at New Haven (l. to Rybarikova); QF four times at Strasbourg, Eastbourne, Bad Gastein and Moscow; reached 4r once and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times; made Top 50 debut on May 26 (after Strasbourg; rose from No.51 to No.50).

2013 – Second Top 100 season; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times.

2012 – First Top 100 season; reached 4r once (Wimbledon); made Top 100 debut afterwards on July 9 (rose from No.145 to No.89); also 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 – Played first WTA main draw at Wimbledon, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once (US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 – Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 – Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 – Played first WTA qualifying at Rome.

2007 – Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2006 – Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

Camila Giorgi’s Personal Interests and Hobbies

Her mother Claudia was a popular fashion designer. 

She was coached by her father Sergio

Favorite film director is Pedro Almodovar

Favorite book is The Diary Of Anne Frank

She loves the color pink

She also enjoys boxing, soccer and MotoGP

Most relaxing place to be is in the Bahamas

Currently, she resides in Tirrenia. 

Grand Slam Ranking

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 Playing

Giorgi is a super-aggressive baseliner who looks to hit the cover off the ball at 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 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

Camila Giorgi’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.

Social Media

She is popular on social media and has turned into a serious model. Having accumulated more than 300k followers on Facebook and more than 300k followers on Instagram, her modelling chops have served her well! 

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