KATOWICE OPEN

Giorgi aiming for third time lucky in Katowice final

The Italian world number 45 is into a third consecutive final in Katowice and will face Dominika Cibulkova in Sunday's final.

Giorgi aiming for third time lucky in Katowice final

Fifth seed Camila Giorgi reached her third final in Katowice on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko and will play Dominika Cibulkova in the final after the Slovakian defeated Pauline Parmentier 7-5, 6-0.

Giorgi, the world number 45, was beaten in last year’s final by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and by Alize Cornet in 2014. The Italian holds a 2-0 career record over Cibulkova, winning their previous meetings in Istanbul last year and on home soil in Rome the season before.