Caroline Garcia is celebrating another title…
The 28-year-old Spanish-French tennis player beat Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Poland Open to claim her ninth WTA title.
It’s the second trophy of the year for Garcia, along with one at the grass-court Bad Homburg Open, which was her first title in three years.
Garcia could rely more on her serve in her 12th career final. Garcia won 72% of her first-service points, compared to 47% by Bogdan, who was playing in her first final.
The former fourth-ranked Garcia has won 18 of her past 21 matches.
In Warsaw, she upset top-ranked Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals, ending her clay-court winning streak at 18 matches.
With the victory, Garcia improved to 2-0 against her Romanian opponent.
Caroline Garcia is one step closer her ninth WTA title…
The Spanish-French tennis player defeated Jasmine Paolini 6-1, 6-2 at the Poland Open on Saturday to advance to her 12th career final, where she will face Ana Bogdan.
Garcia will seek her ninth career WTA title and second this year after winning the grass-court Bad Homburg Open.
Garcia, who a day earlier ended top-ranked Iga Swiatek‘s clay-court winning streak, broke her 10th-seeded Italian opponent four times to improve to 3-0 against her.
The former world No. 4 served six aces on a rainy day in Warsaw en route to her 17th win in her past 20 matches.
Bogdan reached her first career WTA final by defeating Kateryna Baindl of Ukraine 7-5, 7-5.
Caroline Garcia is back in the winner’s circle…
The 28-year-old half-Spanish French tennis player outlasted 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the final of the Bad Homburg Open, giving her a first tour title in three years.
Garcia had to come back from a set and a break down to beat her opponent.
Garcia took a medical timeout for what seemed to be a shoulder problem early in the second set. She then went 4-2 down before winning 10 of the next 14 games to seal the match ahead of the start of Wimbledon on Monday.
“It was a fight [for] every point from the first to the last one,” Garcia said.
Garcia is 8-3 in career finals but her last title was almost exactly three years ago in Nottingham in the build-up to the 2019 Wimbledon tournament.
Andreescu was looking for her first title since beating Serena Williams in the 2019 final at Flushing Meadows before injuries forced her to miss the entire 2020 season.
Caroline Garcia is vying for her eighth WTA title…
The 28-year-old half-Spanish French tennis player outlasted Alizé Cornet 7-6 (9), 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Bad Homburg Open final.
Garcia had to spend close to three hours on court to beat her compatriot.
Garcia saved match point at 5-4 down in the deciding set before winning the next three games as Cornet struggled with an apparent right leg injury, which restricted her movement.
Garcia, currently ranked No. 75 in the world, will face Bianca Andreescu in the final.
Andreescu advanced after Simona Halep withdrew ahead of their semifinal match.
Andreescu and Garcia have not met before.
It’s Garcias’s first WTA final since 2019.