Qualifier Camila Giorgi won six of the last seven games to defeat No.2 seed Elina Svitolina, the highest-ranked player remaining in the draw, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at the Aegon Classic on Thursday.
While the Italian has seen her ranking slip outside the world's top 100 this season for the first time in three years, her pedigree always precedes her. Always dangerous, particularly on grass, the 25-year-old recorded her eighth career top 10 victory with the secound round win.
"Today was a great match, I played really well. It was a very good level," Giorgi said on-court after the match. "It's really important to play as many matches as possible, so [playing qualifying] helped me."