MASON, Ohio — Caroline Garcia generated momentum going into subsequent week’s US Open, capturing the Western & Southern Open ladies’s tennis championship with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Petra Kvitova on Sunday.
Garcia, already the primary qualifier to attain the event last, clinched the victory when Kvitova despatched a second-serve return into the online. Garcia dropped to her knees and lay on her again on the courtroom after the ultimate level.
“It’s hard to believe I’m standing here today,” Garcia stated in her postmatch speech to the gang. “It’s been such a week.”
The 28-12 months-previous Frenchwoman went into Sunday’s match with a WTA Tour-leading 25 wins since June.
“Every single win is important. Every single title is very special,” Garcia stated. “It’s always very hard to describe it. It’s not happening so often, and you have to really like enjoy it. I’m really grateful for this great week of tennis, and to win another title, it’s very special.”
The twenty eighth-ranked Kvitova and thirty fifth-ranked Garcia each shook off first-spherical losses the earlier week in Toronto to make their first appearances in a Cincinnati last.
“Definitely not the result I wanted, but … I have to take it like this and see the positive things,” Kvitova stated. “I know it’s hurting right now, but on the other side, I have to see it like overall and be proud on my 40th final of my career.”
Garcia broke her Czech opponent within the first sport and raced to a 4-0 lead. Garcia additionally gained an early edge with a primary-sport break within the second set.
“It’s been such a crazy road the last couple of weeks, but I’ve really enjoyed it,” Garcia stated. “[Let’s] keep it going.”
Kvitova, 32, left the courtroom for remedy of an harm after falling behind 2-0 within the second set. She appeared sharper after returning however could not overcome the early break.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.