Garcia completes incredible run in Cincinnati with final victory over Kvitova

Garcia completes incredible run in Cincinnati with final victory over Kvitova

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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Caroline Garcia won the third title of the season after defeating Petra Kvitova in the final of 2022 Cincinnati Masters.

The 28-years-old French player didn't enjoy a lot of success on the WTA Tour after winning her last title in 2019. However, this season she's doing extremely well and she managed to win already three titles.

At the 2022 Cincinnati Masters, Caroline Garcia had to play the qualifying because of insufficient rankings and she she started the tournament already more than a week ago. In the qualifying, she defeated Diane Parry and Andrea Petkovic.

In the main draw, former world number 4 won against Petra Martic, Maria Sakkari, Elise Mertens, Jessica Pegula and Aryna Sabalenka before taking on Petra Kvitova in the final of the tournament.

Both players played very well in Cincinnati, but the French player defeated many more difficult opponents and so she wanted to show the Czech that she wants to finish her great run at the WTA 1000 event with a title.

In the first set, it was a story of one woman when Caroline Garcia started with a break and added one more to get a swift 4-0 lead. She didn't lose that and won the set 6-2 in 40 minutes.

In the second set, it was again Caroline Garcia who got the first break, but the rest of the set was much harder for her. She faced a total of 4 breakpoints, but always remained calm under pressure to eventually win the match 6-2, 6-4 and win the 2022 Cincinnati Masters.

After two trophy-less seasons it is already third title for Caroline Garcia this year. Previously, she triumphed at the WTA 250 events in Bad Homburg and Warsaw before lifting the WTA 1000 title in Cincinnati.


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