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Garcia gets the best of Mertens in Monterrey semi-finals

Caroline Garcia defeated Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and will play Croat Donna Vekic, the No 3 seed, for the title

Caroline Garcia October 18, 2022, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO: Caroline Garcia of France in action during the second round of the 2022 WTA Guadalajara Open Akron WTA 1000 tennis tournament against Rebecca Marino of Canada (Zuma/Panoramic)
Abierto GNP Seguros •Semi-final • completed
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The top seed at the Monterrey Open had no trouble whatsoever reaching the final.

Caroline Garcia won her fourth straight-set match of the week when she defeated Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4 during semi-final action at the Estadio GNP Seguros on Saturday night. Garcia advanced after one hour and 41 minutes of play.

Garcia, ranked No 5, will play third seed Donna Vekic in Sunday’s championship match

Earlier in the tournament, the Frenchwoman defeated Slovenian Kaja Juvan (6-3, 6-4), Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz (6-3, 6-2) and Egyptian Mayar Sherif, the No 7 seed (6-0, 6-4).

Mertens, ranked No 42, beat Russian Diana Shnaider (6-0, 6-4), Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) and Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto, the No 8 seed (6-2, 6-2) in the previous rounds.

Monterrey WTA 250, other semi-final result:

  • Donna Vekic beat Lin Zhu (5): 7-5, 6-2
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