Caroline Garcia Now Great on Grass After Mallorca Title
by Staff | June 19th, 2016, 10:01 pm
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Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia won Strasbourg during this claycourt season, and now Mallorca during the grasscourt season, on Sunday beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 for the inaugural Mallorca Open title in Spain.
“When I arrived here, it was my first tournament on grass this year, so I wasn’t expecting to go this far or win the trophy,” said Garcia, who is now 3-2 in career finals. “It’s a great achievement after a long and difficult week, so I’m happy to be the winner.

“For now, this is my best season — when you win your first title, you never know if you’ll win another. It was a dream to win my first, and now I have three, plus the French Open in doubles. The work I’m doing with my team is definitely paying off.”

The No. 6 seed beat former Wimbledon semifinalists Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens before topping the surprise finalist Sevastova.

For the Latvian Sevastova in was her first final in six years, and she fell to 1-1 in finals after winning Oeiras in 2010.

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