Tennis: Caroline Garcia wins in Warsaw and wins her second title of the season

Caroline Garcia, 45th player in the world, won her second tournament of the summer on Sunday on clay in Warsaw by beating Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 in the final. Winner of the Bad Homburg grass tournament on June 25, the 28-year-old Frenchwoman lifts her second trophy in 2022, the 9th of her career on the WTA circuit.

This success will bring him to the edge of the top 30, to 32nd place in the world, certainly still far from his best ranking (4th in 2018), but in the position of French number 1 ahead of Alizé Cornet (38th). It is all the more encouraging that Garcia managed the feat of eliminating the Polish Iga Swiatek, local star and terror of the circuit, in Warsaw in the quarter-finals (6-1, 1-6, 6-4). The Frenchwoman has 18 wins in her last 21 games.

A 27th victory this season

Before her title in Bad Homburg, the 28-year-old player had not played in a final for three years and her victory in June 2019 in Nottingham, already on grass, at a time when she was still flirting with the best in the world. The beginnings of this beautiful summer for Garcia were felt in the spring at Roland-Garros, where the Lyonnaise, associated with Kristina Mladenovic, won her second doubles title on Parisian soil, preceding her success on German grass.

Proof of his level of confidence, Garcia did not fall apart in the first round against Bodgan, 108th in the world, after having yet been broken twice. With a distilled backhand along the line, she concluded the first set. Garcia established his dominance in the second set by breaking at 2 games to 1 before rolling to seal his 27th victory of the season in 1h 21 min. A good omen a month before the US Open (August 29 – September 11), where she never went beyond the 3rd round.

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