Caroline Garcia claimed the 2022 WTA Finals title on Monday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Frenchwoman defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(4), 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes. Garcia is the only second French player to win the title. Previously, 17 years ago, in 2005, Amelie Mauresmo had won the WTA Finals in Los Angeles.
The match featured only one break of serve, which came in the second set on Sabalenka’s serve. In fact, it was the only break point of the match as Garcia did not face any break points on his serve. The sixth seed won 79% of her first serve points and 58% of her second serve points.
Sabalenka finished the match winning 69% of her first serve points and 70% of her second serve points. The biggest difference in the match was in the number of aces and double faults for each player. Sabalenka had four aces and three double faults.
Her opponent, however, had 11 aces and only one double fault that helped her win the match in the end. For the match, Garcia finished with 68 points, five points higher than Sabalenka’s 63.
WTA Finals: Caroline Garcia beats Aryna Sabalenka
This was also the fifth time the two had played against each other, and the second time they had gone head-to-head after the Cincinnati Open.
As in this American event, the result in that WTA 1000 tournament had also favored Garcia, and she eventually made it to the title. After her win, Garcia shared, “It’s definitely a lot of giant happiness.
A crazy final, a lot of intensity at each point. Really proud of the work we did throughout the year. It was a great match, I really did. I am very happy to win my biggest title.” The WTA Finals were the fourth title Caroline Garcia won in 2022.
Previously, he had won the Bad Homburg Open, the Poland Open and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Following her victory, Garcia ended the year ranked fourth in the world, equaling her previous career record that she set nearly five years ago, in 2017. Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka finished the season in fifth place. of the world. Photo Credit: Caroline Garcia Twitter