Vekic Garcia Wta Monterrey

Vekic defeats Garcia and is champion in Monterrey

Donna Vekic retained the WTA 250 title in Monterrey after winning a heart-stopping final against France’s Caroline Garcia in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 7-5). Croatia thus adds the fourth WTA title of her career.

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A high-level final in Monterrey, in this duel two of the top three players of the tournament. Caroline Garcia He wanted to close out his participation in the tournament in Mexico in the best possible way, which if he wins, would put him back in the top 4. The Frenchman was returning for his second final of the season after losing in Lyon a few weeks ago. For him Donna Vekic He wanted to surprise, and in that case add his first title in two years. Croatia wanted to get closer to their best all-time ranking, and with the win they already moved into the top 25.

Vekic is a champion

A better start to the game for Vekic who took advantage of an early opportunity to get on top of the scoreboard. Little by little, Garcia would find his game more stable on serve, but he still couldn’t generate good feelings on the return. At the close of the set, Caro would be 0-40 with three chances to recover, but Croatia saved and sealed 6-4 in this first set. The trend seemed to continue in the second quarter as Donna signed another break. However, in this case, the Frenchman not only returned to parity, but also made a second consecutive break to distort history. Garcia would take this one 6-3.

The first game of the final set was sensitive, especially for Vekic, who saved four break points. The same would happen in Game 7, and in this case there were again four opportunities that he managed to avoid. Garcia was much tighter on the serve, but a small difference could mean definition. As soon as the twelfth game, the Frenchman made unexpected mistakes, and Vekic sealed his victory 7-5.

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