French tennis player Caroline García defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4 after 1 hour 43 games in the semifinals of the Monterrey WTA 250 tournament. The world number 5 will seek the title against Croatia’s Donna Vekic.
Caroline Garcia He left behind an unforgettable season during which he re-emerged with his tennis and became one of the best in the world. In 2022, a French woman became the champion WTA Bad Homburg, WTA Warsaw, WTA 1000 Cincinnati and WTA Finals. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Lyon, Lausanne and US Open. The year 2023 started with rooms Adelaidefourth round in Australian Openwhich ends Lyonenter the rooms Doha and quickly enter Dubai. In Monterrey he won Kaja Juvan and Nuria Parrizas proceed.
Elise Mertens He is far from his best moment, which took him to 12th in the world in 2018, although the Belgian has retained a great spirit. The highlight of last season was the season finale Monastir WTA 250. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals in Petersburg, Strasbourg and Tampico. His year 2023 started with a rapid decline Hobartthird round in Australian Opensecond Abu Dhabi and passed the qualification Doha. In Monterrey eliminated Diana Shnaider, Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Elisabetta Cocciaretto.
Garcia takes it in straight sets
Caroline Garcia and Elise Mertens They met in the semi-finals Monterrey WTA 250.
The semi-final started with a very intense rhythm, fighting for every point and playing long games. In the first two games, the duo created break points without being able to define them. However, little by little, the world No. 5 tipped the match in his favor, which hurt his bet. After Servio’s interception, García went forward 6-3 in 53 minutes.
After the high intensity of the first set, the pace dropped in the second. Although the Belgian was always at the front of the goal, he was never able to break the pass. Little by little, Mertens made mistakes and took it out of the game. With complete control and initiative, García ruled 6-3, 6-4 after 1h43min.