Following a weekend full of wardrobe drama, Camila Giorgi’s French Open run came to an end on Monday.
The Italian tennis player lost her fourth-round match to Daria Kasatkina of Russia, 6-2, 6-2, after causing a commotion Saturday when an official appeared to take issue with the size of an advertising emblem on her outfit. Kasatkina will now play Veronika Kudermetova in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
All eyes had been on Giorgi before her match against Kasatkina on Monday since the world No. 30 had previously worn the DeLonghi emblem across her breast during a third-round victory over Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
“I don’t have any change, this is my sole clothing,” Giorgi reportedly told an umpire before Saturday’s match against Sabalenka. News.com.au reports, “I’ve toyed with it previously.”
In Monday’s loss to Kasatkina, Giorgi wore a similar outfit, but the reference to DeLonghi was on the sleeve of her frock. She also mentioned the brand on her Instagram Story, where she shared a photo of herself from Saturday’s victory.
Giorgi routinely publishes images of her daily outfits on Instagram, where she has nearly 600,000 followers, in addition to providing action shots from the court.
Giorgi just posted a photo of herself on a couch, wearing a black little dress and matching heels, ahead of the French Open.
Camila Giorgi Dress
The umpire reportedly warned that Giorgi’s De’Longhi commercial insignia on her clothing was too large, but Giorgi said she had no other options.
“I’m out of money, and this is my only outfit.” Giorgi is alleged to have said, “I played with it previously.”
After that, commentator Jose Morgado stated that the umpire allowed the 30-year-old to play in the dress, but that a conversation with her representatives would have to take place after the match.
Earlier in the competition, Giorgi wore a dress similar to this one but without the De’Longhi insignia.
Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez Continue Teen Charge
Meanwhile, teen sensations Leylah Fernandez and Coco Gauff have set a precedent for the future generation, and their semi-final matchup at Roland Garros might be historic.
With a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Amanda Anisimova on Sunday, Fernandez, the US Open runner-up, advanced to the last eight for the first time.
Gauff defeated Belgian Elise Mertens 6-4 6-0 to go to the quarter-finals for the second year in a row.
Fernandez, who is 19 years old, had 35 wins to 17 unforced errors, continuing her excellent return.
In her four matches in Paris, the No.17 seed has broken Anisimova six times, winning 23 of her opponents’ service games.
In 2022, Fernandez will face Martina Trevisan of Italy, the youngest player to win a WTA title.
Trevisan beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the second time.
Gauff, seeded one spot lower than Fernandez at No.18, needed a set to find her stride before crushing 31st seed Mertens 6-4, 6-0.
Gauff, who won her first clay-court victory last year at the Emilia-Romagna Open, has developed a taste for the slow surface.
“On the court, I have a lot of confidence.” “It seems to fit my game perfectly,” she explained.
“And I feel like I’ve had some decent wins in the past tournaments in the clay season, but nothing spectacular.”
“It offered me a lot to learn from, and I think I’m taking those tough matches that I lost this season and really learning from them and showing that I’m improving.”
Gauff will now play Sloane Stephens, who defeated Jil Teichmann 6-2 6-0 to get to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2019.
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