Caroline Garcia vs Aryna Sabalenka head-to-head WTA finals, at Dickies Arena. On Monday, Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka will compete for the biggest title of their careers in Fort Worth.
Sabalenka is overjoyed after defeating all three of the world’s best players in the last week, including three-time Grand Slam champion Iga Swiatek.
Meanwhile, Garcia has seven wins this season over top-10 players and is the first player to reach the WTA Finals title match after turning 29 since Venus Williams in 2017.
This year’s WTA Finals have been a roller coaster ride for Aryna Sabalenka, who has had varied results in her group matches.
The world number seven came back from a set down to upset Ons Jabeur in her first encounter before falling to Maria Sakkari.
Despite the setback, Sabalenka restored her momentum by defeating Jessica Pegula 6-3 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Caroline Garcia vs Aryna Sabalenka Match Details:
Fixture: (6) Caroline Garcia vs (7) Aryna Sabalenka.
Date: November 7, 2022.
Tournament: WTA Finals 2022.
Venue: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, United States.
Category: Year-ending championships.
Prize money: $5,000,000.
Match timing: Not before 8 pm local time, 9 pm ET, 2 am GMT, and 7:30 am IST.
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Caroline Garcia vs Aryna Sabalenka preview
Top ten players Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka will compete in the 2022 WTA Finals title round on Monday.
Sabalenka’s most notable victory came in the semi-finals when she defeated Iga Swiatek in three sets.
Sabalenka’s victory halted her opponent’s streak of 15 consecutive wins against top-10 players, and it was her third win over a current world number one.
After both of the Williams sisters, the Belarusian is only the third player since 2000 to have defeated every member of the world’s top three in the same tournament.
Garcia advanced from the group stage after beating Coco Gauff and Daria Kasatkina but losing to Iga Swiatek. Maria Sakkari, who had won all three of her group matches in straight sets, was her semifinal opponent.
Garcia was the first to go up a break in the first set, leading 3-1, but Sakkari broke back right away to make it 3-2. The French woman snatched another break to go 4-2 up and didn’t throw away her lead this time to win the set.
Garcia began the second set on a high note, breaking her opponent’s serve twice to lead 4-0. Sakkari could not fight back into the match, losing 6-3, 6-2.
Sabalenka defeated Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula in the round-robin stage before falling to Sakkari. But it was enough to get her to the last four, where Swiatek awaited. Before the match, the 24-year-old lost all four prior meetings this year.
Sabalenka faced a couple of break opportunities in the first game of the encounter but held service. This was followed by three consecutive serve breaks, with the Belarussian taking the upper hand to lead 3-1. She broke her opponent’s serve again near the end of the set to win.
Swiatek fired in the second set, sprinting to a 4-0 lead. Sabalenka won the next two games to stay in the match, but the three-time Major champion took the next two to take the set.
Sabalenka won the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, her third triumph over a No. 1 player.
Caroline Garcia began the season rated outside the top 70 in the world but has risen through the ranks thanks to a resurgence in form.
The 29-year-old has continued her outstanding form at the end-of-season competition, but, like Sabalenka, her path to the final has not been easy.
The Frenchwoman dropped only seven games in her opening triumph against Coco Gauff before falling to top seed, Swiatek.
With little to lose in the group stages, she advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Daria Kasatkina in a long match won by a third-set tiebreaker.
Despite being put to the test, Garcia cruised through her semi-final match against Maria Sakkari, dropping only five games.
Garcia had a global rating of 75 in June and hadn’t played a Tour final in three years, but she has won more than 30 matches since then and is the only WTA player this year to have won titles on three different surfaces.
The WTA Finals championship match is the most significant final in both Sabalenka’s and Garcia’s careers, with both having won 10 WTA titles before this duel.
Head-to-head: Caroline Garcia vs. Aryna Sabalenka
Their previous four matches were evenly split, resulting in a 2-2 draw in the head-to-head. Garcia won their most recent meeting in three sets at the 2022 Western & Southern Open.
Caroline Garcia vs Aryna Sabalenka odds:
(Odds are sourced from BetMGM.)
Prediction for Caroline Garcia vs. Aryna Sabalenka
Both players are competing in the WTA Finals championship round for the first time and are vying for the biggest title of their careers. Sabalenka was too good for Swiatek, and she held her nerve when the World No. 1 forced a tiebreak.
The Belarussian regularly targeted her opponent’s forehand, which worked effectively, and her serve was generally effective. Garcia, on the other hand, defeated Sakkari with ease. Her execution was flawless, with flawless serves, volleys, and groundstrokes.
Despite pursuing an aggressive way like Sabalenka, Garcia can offer more variety in her game. Regarding baseline duels, both can match each other shot for shot. The French player has been more consistent, but her opponent is not one to give up easily.
This game could come down to the wire, but Garcia is more likely to win in the end.
- Caroline Garcia is my pick to win in three sets.