Sunday saw Caroline Garcia continue her impressive summer as the No. 5 seed defeated Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 to claim the BNP Paribas Poland Open championship. It took France's Garcia 1 hour and 21 minutes to defeat Romania's Bogdan, a first-time WTA finalist, and win her ninth career Hologic WTA Tour singles championship.
Garcia, a former World No. 4, saw her rating drop all the way to No. 79 in May, her lowest spot since 2014. The Frenchwoman, though, has made a remarkable comeback since then, winning 18 of her past 21 matches.
Garcia's comeback started in earnest five weeks ago when she won her first championship in three years on the grass at Bad Homburg. In the subsequent month, Garcia advanced to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, the semifinals in Lausanne, and the quarterfinals in Palermo.
With a strong week on the Warsaw clay, Garcia continued in same vein, surprising world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals. Swiatek was undefeated this season on clay, going 18-0, before Garcia pulled off the unexpected.