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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Tennis – WTA Masters Final
🇧🇾 Sabalenka 6 3🎾🇫🇷 Garcia 7 4
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Garcia game. While being dominated, Caroline Garcia wrapped up her service game thanks to a forehand foul into the net from the Belarusian.
And an ace to go 40-30.
30-30. Great acceleration on Caroline Garcia’s forehand. Gorgeous !
15-15. Magnificent exchange between the two players, punctuated by a foul by Garcia. Behind Sabalenka makes a mistake on the Frenchwoman’s service.
In case of victory tonight, the French would sign a fourth success in the final this season.
7-6, 4-3. Sabalenka serves on Garcia’s body and he hits the target.
40-15. New winning service for Aryna Sabalenka.
30-0. Aryna Sabalenka has found her first ball in this second set and is rolling.
White game Garcia. The Frenchwoman keeps her breakaway ahead with great skill. She is two games away from the biggest title of her career.
40-0. Perfect counterfoot by Caroline García, who is playing very well today. brag.
15-0. Gift of Sabalenka in this service. He vents her frustration with a scream of rage. What he didn’t do in the first set.
Sabalenka game. The Belarusian serves extremely well and returns to 3-2. Garcia still has a breather ahead of him.
40-15. Another great winning comeback from Caroline Garcia, who keeps hope in this matchup.
30-0. Aryna Sabalenka is very solid in her face-off and walks, in turn, Caroline García. He is clean.
Garcia game. The Frenchman plays as a striker and finishes very cleanly on the fly. It’s 3-1!
It’s already 1h14 of play, that’s already more time on Carolien Garcia’s court than against Maria Sakkari in the semifinal.
40-15. The Frenchwoman walks her opponent to the right and then to the left. Sabalenka suffers the game!
30-15. Big forehand error by Aryna Sabalenka.
Sabalenka game. Ace of the 7th World Cup that returns to 2-1.
40-15. Great first pitch from Sabalenka.
30-15. Good construction point of the Belarusian that concludes with a long backhand in line.
2-0. Confirmed pause for Caroline García who leads the race, more than ever!
30-15. Proof of the frustration of the Belarusian who throws his racket after an unforced error.
15-15. Outside kick serve followed by a long line forehand to Caroline Garcia. Perfect.
Garcia breaks. Oh, the huge return of the Frenchwoman that allows her to take a break. 1-0.
15-40. Two break points for Caroline Garcia.
15-30. Aryna Sabalenka looks frustrated, or so she suggests.
15-15. Caroline García tries with a great service return but it comes out.
Aryna Sabalenka went to the locker room. Meanwhile, Caroline Garcia is warming up on serve.
Aryna Sabalenka puzzled after the end of this first set:
Garcia set. Another double fault from the Belarusian! Caroline García pockets the first set after fifty-five minutes of play.
3-6. The first is cleared at the cost of a backhand winner down the line.
2-6. Tenth ace tonight for Caroline Garcia! Four set points for the French.
2-5. Aryna Sabalenka double fault! Caroline García is two points away from pocketing the first set.
2-4. Aryna Sabalenka backhand foul after a Caroline Garcia forehand slice return.
23. Caroline García takes command in this tie-break. That plays nice, ladies and gentlemen!
2-0. Sabalenka plays extremely well. Garcia simply can’t do anything against such power and mastery.
Tie-breaker. Garcia’s right foul. The decision in this first set will be made in the tie-break!
40-30. Sabalenka has a bit of success on a long line backhand and a game point is offered.
15-15. Long lap and in the center of García that causes the lack of Sabalenka.
And nine aces! Caroline Garcia now leads 6-5. The 29-year-old is extremely focused.
That’s Caroline Garcia’s number of aces tonight.
15-15. T serve followed by half volley. That’s clean of Caroline Garcia.
Sabalenka game. He is perfectly supported by the 7th in the world, that’s 5-5!
40-15. First double fault tonight for Aryna Sabalenka.
40-0. Field serve followed by a long line forehand behind. It’s perfect again.
30-0. What power of Sabalenka. The Belarusian is extremely clean in her confrontation.
Garcia game. The Frenchwoman does not tremble on her faceoff serving her opponent hard. 5-4!
40-0. And a new ace from Caroline Garcia. Her 390 from the beginning of the season.
Sabalenka game. Another very long second serve from the Belarusian that surprises García. 4-4.
30-15. Sabalenka is impressive on serve, be it the first or second serve.
Garcia game. Fifth ace of the match for the native of Saint-Germain-en-Laye who does not tremble on her face-off. A sacred duel for the moment! 4-3.
40-15. Garcia’s response is immediate. Ace on the T and winning smash.
15-15. Huge firecracker in exchange for Sabalenka’s service. Caroline Garcia can’t do anything.
Sabalenka game. The Belarusian is deployed in your service. She’s just a little worried about her opponent! 3-3.
30-30. Very good return from Caroline Garcia but Aryna Sabalenka pushes the Frenchwoman away from the volley to conclude with a long backhand down the line.
15-30. First offense on the opposite service for Caroline Garcia.
Garcia game. Third ace for the Habs who now lead 3-2.
40-15. Caroline García takes the initiative to go up on the fly. With efficiency.
15-15. The Habs clear a double fault with an ace.
White Sabalenka set. Caroline Garcia has not yet found the solution against the Belarusian who is being deployed.
30-0. First ace for Aryna Sabalenka who doesn’t shake a bit.
Garcia game. An ace followed by a service winner keeps Caroline Garcia in control.
40-40. Great intensity of play from the Belarusian with this long forehand in line. She gets paid equally.
40-15. Great serve by “Caro” that concludes with a right cross from behind.
30-0. Winning volley followed by ace for Caroline Garcia.
1-1. Aryna Sabalenka calmly recovers thanks to her serve.
40-0. Third consecutive foul on Sabalenka’s second ball for García.
30-0. Two great second balls from Sabalenka.
Garcia game. La Bleue serves on the T and condemns the Belarusian to a foul.
It already hits well between the two contenders. That promises!
Caroline Garcia put a strap on his right leg. Physical fatigue symbol.
30-15. The French start their confrontation well.
This is the first career final for the two players in a tournament of this type. The tension is likely to be total.
Caroline Garcia won the draw and will start serving.
It looks very explosive between the two players with a very offensive game.
The two players have appeared on court and will warm up.
The two players are about to walk onto the Texas course in North Worth.
Even in the event of a loss against the Belarusian, Caroline Garcia is guaranteed to be in the top 5 in the world by the end of the season. A novelty since Amélie Mauresmo.
Amélie Mauresmo’s title, in Los Angeles in 2005, remains the only French victory in a Masters, both male and female, before Caroline García’s final against Aryna Sabalenka, on the night of Monday to Tuesday. It was in 2005.
Capable of the best and the worst, Aryna Sabalenka will be a strong opponent for Caroline Garcia. Learn more about this player.
Aryna Sabalenka’s journey
The Belarusian had a tournament similar to the French. She dominated Ons Jabeur (3-6, 7-6, 7-5) before falling hard to Maria Sakkari (6-2, 6-4) but shined against Jessica Pegula (6-3, 7-5) before to surprise the world. number one Iga Swiatek (6-2, 2-6, 6-1) in the semifinals.
Career of Carolina Garcia
In this end-of-season tournament, the Frenchwoman performs well. She won the American Coco Gauff (6-4, 6-3), she logically lost to the Polish Iga Swiatek (6-3, 6-2). Behind her, she barely held off Russia’s Darina Kasatkina (4-6, 6- &, 7-6). In Sunday’s semifinals she faced Greece’s Maria Sakkari (6-3, 6-2).
Hello night owls and big fans. tennis to follow live commentary on the WTA Masters final between Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka and French Caroline Garcia.
Caroline Garcia’s big night? The Frenchwoman faces Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka tonight in the WTA Masters final. Author of an exceptional second half of the season, with notably three titles (including 1 WTA 1000 in Cincinnati), a semifinal at the US Open and seven wins against Top 10 players, the Lyonnaise has the opportunity to end 2022 in style.
A first coronation of the Masters in sight
Impressive in the semifinal against the Greek Maria Sakkari (6-3, 6-2), the 29-year-old advances with ambition in a final that promises to be balanced. But the task will not be easy. In front of her: Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 7th in the world, who fell in love with Iga Swiatek last night (6-2, 2-6, 6-1). Follow García – Sabalenka live.
If the balance of power is balanced between the two players (2 wins each), it is the French who emerge victorious from their last confrontation. During his crazy week in Cincinnati last August, Garcia won in three sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-1) in the semifinals.
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If crowned, García would win the most beautiful trophy of her career and become the second tricolor to win the WTA Masters after Amélie Mauresmo, in 2005. Follow García – Sabalenka live.