Caroline Garcia reacts to winning biggest title of her career at WTA Finals
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Caroline Garcia, 29, described winning the WTA Finals as "a giant happiness" as she was proud of her campaign in Fort Worth, Texas. On Monday, Garcia defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (4) 6-4 to win the prestigious season-ending tournament.
Garcia, who captured her maiden WTA 1000 title in Cincinnati during the summer, is now also a Wta Finals champion. “It’s definitely a lot of giant happiness. A crazy final, a lot of intensity on every point. Just really proud of the work we did through all the year.
It was a great match -- really went for it. I’m really happy to win my biggest title," Garcia said, per the WTA website.
Garcia on edging out Sabalenka
The first set could not have been any tighter as there wasn't a single break point during the opener.
In the tie-break, Garcia won six points in a row to open a 6-2 lead before realizing her third set point to win a tight opener. After winning the first set, Garcia broke Sabalenka in the first game of the second set and then held on to her serve the rest of the match to complete a two-set win.
“Just very happy about the mindset, to be really calm at every moment. All the negative emotion doesn’t affect me, and that was really a big part of taking the few opportunities I had in the tiebreaker and the first game I broke her in the second," Garcia added.
The final between Garcia and Sabalenka was decided by a few points. After the match, Garcia admitted that the key for her was delivering when it mattered the most. “Sometimes you are emotional or things don’t go your way.
I mean, sometimes there is a big fight, so you have to find your way through it. Some points, where you cannot do anything. You just try to put in the return and to run as fast as you can to the other side. And that was one of the biggest points I improved.
Today one of the most important things was to stay calm and jump on every opportunity," Garcia explained.