Cincinnati champion Garcia returns to WTA top 20

Published: 06:21 PM, 22 Aug, 2022
Cincinnati champion Garcia returns to WTA top 20
Caption: Caroline Garcia of France holds the winner's trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic during the women's final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center.
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Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia returned to the top 20 in the WTA rankings on Monday after beating Petra Kvitova to win the Cincinnati title at the weekend.

The 28-year-old, who had slipped to 79th in the standings in May, is back in the top 20 for the first time since March 2019.

Garcia beat Kvitova 6-2, 6-4 in Sunday's final to win her first WTA 1000 title since 2017.

Iga Swiatek retained her commanding lead as world number one despite losing to Madison Keys in the Cincinnati last 16.


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