2022 WTA Finals Highlights – Caroline Garcia wins 7-6, 6-4: Caroline Garcia of France is the NEW WTA Season Ending CHAMPION…
2022 WTA Finals Highlights – Caroline Garcia wins 7-6, 6-4: Caroline Garcia of France is the NEW WTA TOUR Season Finals CHAMPION. Garcia defeated Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets to win the WTA Finals for the 1st time. The first set was a real slugfest as Garcia won 7-6 after 55 minutes of SLUGFEST. Garcia won the 2nd by 6-4 to win the biggest prize check in WTA history. Watch Garcia vs Sabalenka Highlights with InsideSport.IN
Garcia entered the clash at the top after beating Maria Sakkari in straight sets, Aryna Sabalenka shocked world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in three sets in the semi-final.
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WTA Tour Finals: World No. 1 Swiatek Sabalenka SHOCKS in 3-set battle will be…
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WTA Finals 2022 LIVE: Caroline Garcia defeats Aryna Sabalenka to win the WTA Finals
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- Caroline Garcia had a dream run this year on the WTA Tour. Until June this year, she was ranked No. 7 in the world, but she will now finish the season in the Top 5 in the world rankings.
- She is the sixth seed in the tournament and her big leap in the rankings was possible thanks to her tremendous performances over the last six months.
- She won the Homburg Open, Polish Open and the Cincinnati Masters title this year to jump up the rankings. At the US Open, she managed to reach the semi-final, which was her first appearance in the last four at a Grand Slam tournament.
- These performances helped her enter the Top 10 in the world rankings and qualify for the WTA Finals after five years. She last played in the tournament in 2017 and reached the semi-finals.
- In this year’s edition, she only lost to Iga Swiatek in the group stage. She picked up a straight-sets win over Coco Gauff and then defeated Daria Kasatkina in a close encounter that entered the tiebreaker in the third set to advance to the semi-final.
- In the semi-finals, she overtook Maria Sakkari, who was unbeaten in the group stage with a 6-3, 6-2 victory to enter the final.
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- Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka hasn’t won any titles this year but has been consistent on the tour which has helped her maintain her spot in the top 10 of the rankings, helping her qualify for the WTA Finals. for the second consecutive year.
- Sabalenka’s best performances so far this year are second places at the Stuttgart Open and the Libema Open.
- At the Grand Slam this year, her performances were disappointing as she withdrew from the Australian Open fourth round, French Open third round and was banned from Wimbledon. At the US Open, she withdrew from the semifinals.
- In this year’s WTA Finals, Sabalenka only lost in the group stage to Maria Sakkari, who beat her 6-2, 6-4.
- She started the tournament with a victory in three sets against Ons Jabeur. She also beat Jessica Pegula in straight sets.
- In the semis, she earned a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win over world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the semis to advance to her first WTA 2022 Finals.
Confrontation between Garcia and Sabalenka: Sabalenka will now meet No. 6 seed Caroline Garcia for the fifth time and this contest will help break the 2-2 deadlock in their head-to-head record. With their semi-final victories, Sabalenka and Garcia will end the year in the Top 5.
“Aryna is a very powerful player, huge serve, huge forehand,” Garcia said, speaking of Sabalenka ahead of the contest. “She looks like she’s playing good tennis here so far. We know she shows a lot of emotion all the way, go get her shots. I played her a few months ago in Cincinnati. It’s different. I’m going to have to put pressure on him, obviously. I’m going to try to play my game.”
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