Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi continued her impressive form at the Eastbourne championships by removing top seed Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Giorgi, a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 2018, used her aggressive game to claim a 7-6(5) 0-6 6-4 victory and set up a semifinal against Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

Sabalenka had won their only previous meeting and looked on course for a comeback victory when she reeled off the second set with a flurry of winners to level the match.

The Belarusian then earned the first break of serve in the deciding set but Giorgi’s game re-ignited to claim victory.

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