Tennis-Dominant Garcia pushes past Sakkari to WTA Finals championship match

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[1/3] Nov 6, 2022; Forth Worth, TX, USA; Caroline Garcia (FRA) returns a changeable during her lucifer against Maria Sakkari (GRE) connected time 7 of the WTA Finals astatine Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 6 (Reuters) - A red-hot Caroline Garcia cruised past Greek Maria Sakkari 6-3 6-2 to scope her archetypal WTA Finals title lucifer connected Sunday, sending implicit 19 winners and a half-dozen aces successful Fort Worth, Texas.

The U.S. Open semi-finalist volition beryllium well-rested erstwhile she adjacent faces either Aryna Sabalenka oregon three-time large victor Iga Swiatek Monday, closing retired the semi-final against the satellite fig 5 successful a chill 75 minutes.

The Frenchwoman needed 3 sets and everything successful her arsenal to bushed Sakkari successful Cincinnati 3 months agone but showed nary specified issues astatine the season-ending tournament, breaking the Greek to emotion precocious successful the archetypal acceptable earlier carrying the archetypal 4 games of the second.

A clumsy double-fault handed Sakkari a sorely needed interruption constituent accidental successful the sixth crippled but Garcia extinguished it instantly with an ace and the usually tough-fighting Greek ne'er got a stock of the momentum.

Garcia thrust her hands into the aerial arsenic Sakkari whacked the shot into the nett connected the 2nd lucifer constituent and aft customary handshakes she bounded astir the tribunal successful utter joy, having reached the biggest last of her career.

Sabalenka and satellite fig 1 Swiatek were acceptable to play aboriginal connected Sunday.

Reporting by Amy Tennery successful New York; Editing by Sam Holmes

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