Caroline Garcia comments on her victory in the Warsaw competition

Despite finishing fifth overall in the Warsaw final, Caroline Garcia of France stated Ana Bogdan wasn’t an easy opponent to play against. Garcia defeated Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 to win her first Warsaw championship and tenth WTA title overall. Garcia was the fifth seed in the Warsaw main draw.

Bogdan, 29, is still without a championship, and Garcia acknowledged that her victory over the Romanian may have been aided by her participation in multiple WTA finals. Garcia stated, according to the WTA website, “Every final is always challenging. It was a tough battle.”

“You are aware that you have reached the finishing line, and you are eager to take the prize in your hands. But both players desire that. Perhaps today is a result of the experiences I had in previous finals, which taught me to better control my emotions and play my game while also being very aggressive and aware of what I needed to do.”

Bogdan was defeated by Garcia in straight sets.

Garcia got off to a fast start as she broke Bogdan in the second game and confirmed the break by serving out the third game to take the lead 3-0. Bogdan, on the other hand, resisted giving up, and in the fifth game, she got the break back.

Garcia, however, broke Bogdan once more in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead after wasting an early break. Bogdan once more succeeded in recovering the break and reducing the lead to 5-4, but in the tenth game, when she was serving to stay in the first set, she once more broke, and Garcia won the first set.

In the second set, the two players were knotted at one game apiece when Garcia broke the tie and won five straight games to seal an amazing triumph. Garcia defeated top seed and local favorite Iga Swiatek en route to taking home the title in Warsaw. In a three-set victory in the Warsaw quarterfinal, Garcia upset Swiatek.