Against the 24-year-old seventh seed from Belarus, the 29-year-old prevailed 7-6 6-4. Garcia was below the top 70 in June, but after winning four tournaments and making the US Open semifinals, he will move up to a career-high ranking of fourth.
With in season-ending WTA Finals in Texas, France’s Caroline Garcia defeated Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets to earn the biggest singles championship of her career.
It was an excellent match. Garcia, the sixth seed, stated, I really went for it.” Extreme intensity on each and every point in a wild final. Just incredibly proud of the job we accomplished the entire year. I’m overjoyed to have won my largest competition.
In the opening game of the second set, she broke Sabalenka’s serve and held her personal serve afterward to win the match. Garcia, who is the 2nd Frenchwoman to win the WTA title after Amelie Mauresmo in 2005, continued, “Sometimes you’re emotional or situations don’t go your way.
In a tight opening set, neither player gave up a break point, but Sabalenka’s two double faults in the tie-break gave Garcia the upper hand. One of the greatest areas I improved was how to navigate through conflicts that arise occasionally. One of the crucial things for today was to maintain composure and seize every chance.
After winning the match and moving on to the final, Sabalenka, who will move up to world number five, claimed that brief lapses in focus during important moments lost her the match. On the tie-break and in the opening game of the second set, I just briefly lost my composure, she admitted.
At crucial times, I plummeted in skill. I’m done now.
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