The news on Saturday was about Simona Halep becoming the WTA number one ranked tennis player. But Sunday, Caroline Garcia beat Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the final of the China Open in Beijing. With the win, Garcia, of France, wins her second straight WTA title. Garcia won the Wuhan Open last week and has won 11 consecutive matches overall.
“It was such an amazing two weeks,” said Garcia. “It went so fast.”
With the title, Garcia will move up from No. 15 to the top 10 Monday when the rankings officially come out.
“She played amazing tennis,” said Halep, praising Garcia to reporters . “She deserved to win today. She was better.”
Halep will still be ranked first, securing that status by winning Saturday in the semifinals against Jelena Ostapenko.