On Sunday in Warsaw, Caroline Garcia will compete against Ana Bogdan for the Poland Open championship. On Friday, Bogdan defeated Kateryna Baindl in their matchup in the penultimate round while Garcia prevailed against Jasmine Paolini in the semifinals.
With just three games lost, the French fifth seed defeated the Italian tenth seed 6-1, 6-2 in under one hour and three minutes.
Polish Open final featuring Ana Bogdan
While converting four break points on Paolini’s serve, Garcia only faced one break point.
She won 44% of her second-serve points and 80% of her first-serve points. In contrast, Paolini failed to convert her first-serve points and could only win 39% of them, even if she performed better than Garcia in terms of winning second-serve points, at 50%.
“It’s been a hard week, especially today,” Garcia said following the victory. “With the great win yesterday (on Friday), I just had a few hours to recover and be ready. There was a lot of rain and the weather was really unpleasant.
I’m really really pleased with the way I played; I was very present-oriented, and it paid off. Garcia defeated the number one seed and heavy favorite to win the match, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, in the quarterfinal.
In two hours and 17 minutes, I won 1, 6-1, 1-6, and 6-4. At the beginning of their quarterfinal matchup, the outcome looked improbable given the manner Swiatek had performed in her first two rounds. Viktorija Golubic has been defeated by Paolini, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Bogdan from Romania defeated the Ukrainian, 7-5, 7-5, in two hours and thirteen minutes. Bogdan converted eight of the fourteen break points she had on Baindl’s serve while saving five of the eleven break points she faced.
Bogdan reached the WTA tournament final for the first time this year. On Friday, Bogdan had defeated Laura Pigossi, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Poland Open. Baindl had upset the eighth-seeded Petra Martic, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Image courtesy of Poland Open Twitter