Garcia tries to win his third title on grass
Photo: Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg (Germany) – This Friday’s round at the WTA 250 Bad Homburg featured just one match. Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia got the better of her compatriot Alizé Cornet, scoring 7/6 (11-9), 3/6 and 7/5 to secure her place in the final of the German tournament on grass. The decision is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (Brasilia time) this Saturday.
At 28, Garcia is trying to win his eighth title on the WTA circuit. The experienced Frenchwoman will play her 11th career final. His most recent title was won on grass in Nottingham in 2019. Another achievement on grass came in 2016 in Mallorca.
Halep withdraws from tournament due to neck injury
The other semi-final, between Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu, did not take place. The Romanian withdrew from the competition, due to a neck injury: “I woke up this morning with my neck locked and it does not allow me to give my best,” said Halep. “I had a lot of fun here in Bad Homburg, I really enjoyed playing here. I would like to thank the tournament for organizing such a great event, one of the best I have ever taken part in,” added the Romanian in an official statement. statement.
With this result, Bianca Andreescu secured a place in her sixth career final and the first since March last year, in Miami. The 22-year-old Canadian has three titles on the tour, the most recent being the 2019 US Open. The former world number 4 went more than a year without playing due to a knee injury and also spent seven months away while taking care of her mental health. This will be your first final on grass.
Halep 🗣: I’m sorry I had to forfeit today before my semi-final game. But unfortunately, I woke up this morning with a locked neck and it’s not allowing me to perform to the best of my abilities.
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