French Open 2022: Camila Georgi’s father caught vaping in secret, tennis news
French Open cameras captured the hilarious moment Camila Georgi’s father tried to discreetly hide his cheeky act.
The father of Italian tennis star Camila Georgi was caught in the act at Roland Garros, with cameras capturing the hilarious moment he tried to hide his vaping on Monday.
Georgi suffered a 6-2 6-2 straight set loss to Russian No. 20 seed Daria Kasatkina in the fourth round, the furthest she has ever progressed at Roland Garros.
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The 30-year-old is coached by her father, Sergio Georgi, who sat next to Court Suzanne-Lenglen. But when the cameras shifted to the curly-haired coach in the stands, he discreetly covered his face with a towel before puffing out a puff of smoke.
Fans were quick to catch on to Sergio’s cheeky act, with speculation he was smoking or vaping in the viral clip that circulated on social media.
Giorgi made headlines earlier this week after French Open officials challenged an advertising logo on her dress during her upset win over No.7 seed Aryna Sabalenka.
The fashion faux pas was reportedly linked to the size of kitchen appliance maker DeLonghi’s logo on Giorgi’s chest. She had worn the same style of dress earlier in the Grand Slam tournament, but without the DeLonghi logo.
Giorgi changed his outfit slightly ahead of Monday’s fourth-round clash, with the logo appearing on his sleeve instead.
The world No. 30 will then face off on the grass courts of Nottingham for a WTA 250 tournament, while Kasatkina takes on Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova in the French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.
Kasatkina and Kudermetova, who are both 25, faced each other from a young age and were part of the Russian team that won the Billie Jean King Cup last year.
“(We played) several times in the juniors. We played so many times,” Kasatkina said on Monday.
“We were part of a team that won the Billie Jean King Cup last year, so we have a lot of great memories to share together.
“Even before, we played many European Championships together because we are the same age, so we have a lot of memories to share.
“We will have one more, playing the quarters at Roland Garros, I think it’s a very beautiful moment.”
The draw guarantees at least one Russian semi-finalist in Paris. It raises the prospect that the new French Open champion will not be able to play at Wimbledon, where Russian and Belarusian players were banned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.