Giorgi, Linette reach final at WTA’s Bronx Open


Camila Giorgi, of Italy, serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. (Mark Blinch/CP)

NEW YORK — Camila Giorgi fought off three match points in a third-set tiebreaker and rallied to beat top-seeded Wang Qiang 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Friday and reach the final of the Bronx Open.

Giorgi will play in her second final in the last month when she faces qualifier Magda Linette, who upset No. 5 seed Katerina Siniakova 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the first semifinal.

Giorgi will be seeking her third WTA title and first this year. The Italian reached the final in Washington, where she fell to Jessica Pegula.

Wang served for the match with a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Giorgi won the next two points on the Chinese player’s serve to start a run of five straight points to seize the match in 2 hours, 39 minutes.

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