Tennis - WTA Bad Homburg - Caroline Garcia dominates Bianca Andreescu and wins her first title since 2019

Tennis – WTA Bad Homburg – Caroline Garcia dominates Bianca Andreescu and wins her first title since 2019

Caroline Garcia could collapse on the last long fault of Bianca Andreescu. After a 2h47 fight, the Lyonnaise overthrew the Canadian (6-7[5], 6-4, 6-4) to clinch his first title in three years in Nottingham on Saturday. 2019 was also the date of the last final of the 75th player in the world on the circuit, she who had not reached the last four since last March. The Habs will therefore have taken advantage of their visit to Bad Homburg to reinvigorate themselves before Wimbledon (June 27 – July 10).

Caroline Garcia winner in Bad Homburg

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This eighth title of his career, the third on grass, Garcia had to go get it. Like her last two finals, which dated from 2019 and lasted 2h36 and 2h58, the Lyonnaise once again drew on her resources in Germany. Because at the end of a very tight first set (61 minutes), it was Andreescu who was the most clinical in the tie break, taking advantage of a big forehand fault from his opponent to convert his first ball of set.

A big blow to morale… and physical, since a medical time-out was requested for Garcia to have his right shoulder manipulated at the start of the second round. Then, when the Canadian broke her opponent on her first opportunity to do so in the second set (4-2), after erasing four break points at 3-4 in the first set, we thought for a moment at the end suspense. A very short moment.

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Two series of four games in a row: Garcia and the art of turning everything upside down

Because what could have been a fatal blow turned into an electric shock for Garcia, who won four games in a row, during which she left only a tiny point to the 64th player in the world, to return to a round. everywhere. The decisive round was then the perfect representation of a meeting that saw the dynamics constantly reversed.

Very enterprising at the start of this third set while Garcia was insulted because of his low rate of first serves (56% on arrival) and his “gifts” offered, Andreescu had the opportunity to lead 3-0 but collapsed on a more than affordable game ball. Two points later, she committed one of her six double faults to raise everything again. The start of a new series of four games for the Lyonnaise, who then never let go of her lead, until converting her first match point.

A deliverance for the one who had been released from the 8th in Nottingham then Birmingham this year. Garcia will arrive at Wimbledon with a light spirit.

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