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Top seed on a role at the Hobart International

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She's a woman of few words but world No.35 Camila Giorgi is letting her tennis do the talking at the Hobart International where she has progressed to the quarter-finals.

The Italian today defeated Japan's Nao Hibino 6-2 6-3 and was rarely challenged as she sailed through in just 70 minutes, her powerful serve and blasting forehand doing the trick.

"It was a good match, that helps and let's think about the next one," Giorgi said in her heavy accent.

Ahead of the Australian Open, the 24-year-old said she is trying to rack up as many wins as possible.

At Melbourne Park last year Giorgi progressed to the third round, including a three-set win over fellow Italian and then-world No.12 Flavia Pennetta, before being defeated by Venus Williams.

She faces a tough battle on Wednesday when she meets Slovakian world No.37 Dominika Cibulkova.