Caroline Garcia won her first WTA title today. The Frenchwoman upset top seed and defending champion Jelena Jankovic in the Bogota final, beating her 6-3, 6-4. This was Garcia's first win over a top 10 player. Serving for the match at 15-all, Garcia hit two aces followed by a winner.
Jankovic had trouble finding her clay court legs in Charleston, and apparently has some work to do in this clay court season.
with partner Lara Arruabarrina, also won the doubles title. The
champions upset top seeds Vania King and Chanelle Scheepers 7-6, 6-4 in
the final. Garcia also beat King in singles in the semifinals.
20-year-old Garcia, who is coached by her father, is currently ranked
number 74 in the world, but her ranking will rise as of tomorrow. Garcia
precedes both world number 18 Sloane Stephens and world number 19
Eugenie Bouchard in grabbing a first title.
The unseeded Giorgi had a good week, defeating 2nd seed Roberta Vinci and 3rd seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
in Katowice, Alize Cornet won her fourth WTA title, and did it in
expected Cornet fashion. First she upset top seed (a lot of that going
on) Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. She won 0-6, 6-2, 6-4, saving a match point along the way. That
is so Cornet. But the real excitement was yet to come. In the
final, the 4th-seeded Frenchwoman defeated Camila Giorgi 7-6, 5-7, 7-5.
The match lasted over 3 hours and 11 minutes, and contained enough drama
to probably please all spectators. Part of that drama was the Italian player's fight to extend the match after going down 3-5 in the second set.
doubles final also involved an upset of the top seeds. The unseeded team
of Yuliya Beygelzimer and Olga Savchuk defeated number 1 seeds Klara
Koukalova and Monica Niculescu 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.
and Garcia are both on the French Fed Cup team which will compete
against the USA Fed Cup team April 19 and 20 in the World Group