WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia defeated Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Poland Open for her ninth WTA title.
It’s the second trophy of the year for Garcia after winning the grass-court Bad Homburg Open, her first title in three years.
The French player could rely more on her serve in her 12th career final, winning 72% of the first-service points, compared to 47% won by her opponent who was playing in her first championship game.
The former fourth-ranked Garcia has won 18 of her last 21 matches.
In Warsaw, she upset top-ranked Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals, ending her clay-court winning streak at 18 matches.
With the victory, Garcia improved to 2-0 against her Romanian opponent.
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