Caroline Garcia and Borna Coric win 2022 Cincinnati Masters
August 23, 2022
Caroline Garcia of France and Borna Coric of Croatia each won the 2022 Cincinnati Masters on Sunday according to Matias Grez of CNN. Coric defeated the fourth seed and 2021 French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6, 6-2 in the final, while Garcia defeated 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4.
A major reason for the Coric win was the first set tiebreak where he won 7-0. Garcia meanwhile had 11 aces compared to two for Kvitova.
Both victories for Garcia and Coric had historical significance. Garcia became the first qualifier to ever win a WTA 1000 title, while Coric, who is ranked 152nd in the world, was the lowest seeded men’s tennis player ever to win a Masters 1000 series title.
In qualifying, Garcia defeated Diane Perry of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and 2014 French Open semifinalist Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-2, 6-7, 6-2. Then during the Cincinnati Masters, Garcia beat Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3 in the first round, two-time grand slam semifinalist Maria Sakkari of Greece 7-6, 6-7, 6-1, in the second round, 2018 Australian Open semifinalist Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 in the third round, the seventh seed Jessica Pegula of the United States 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals, and two-time grand slam semifinalist Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in the semifinals. Sakkari reached the semifinals of the 2021 French Open and United States Open, while Sabalenka reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the United States Open in 2021.
Coric beat Lorenzo Musetti of Italy 7-6, 6-3 in the first round, 22-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal of Spain 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round, 2019 Wimbledon semifinalist Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-2, 6-3 in the third round, 2021 United States Open semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, and 2022 Wimbledon semifinalist Cameron Norrie of Great Britain 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals.
Fill In The Form Below To Receive Our Tennis News Straight To Your Email For FREE!
March 31, 2023
Bianca Andreescu tears tendon in ankle at 2023 Miami OpenAccording to Rogers Sportsnet on Wednesday, 2019 United States Open champion Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada tore two ligaments in her left ankle in her fourth round match against Read More
March 23, 2023
World number one Iga Swiatek to miss Miami Open with a rib injuryAccording to the Associated Press on Wednesday, women's world number one Iga Swiatek of Warsaw, Poland will miss the 2023 Miami Open because of a rib injury Swiatek won the 2022 Miami Open as she Read More
March 21, 2023