Canadian Bianca Andreescu lost in three sets 7-6 (5), 4-6, 4-6 against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia in the final of the tournament on the grass of Bad Homburg on Saturday in Germany.
Andreescu, the world’s 64th player, was in the tournament’s final for the first time since April 2021, when she was forced to retire to Ashleigh Barty due to an ankle injury.
Andreescu is still chasing his first title since winning the 2019 US Open.
For Garcia, this is the eighth professional title for this 28-year-old (75th in the world). She has not played in the final since her victory in June 2019 in Nottingham, already on grass, at a time when she was among the best in the world (4th in 2018).
Garcia had a 5-3 break advantage, while Andreescu made all the double faults in the match.
Garcia recorded 53 wins, while Andreescu scored 45 unforced errors, nine more than her opponent.
Ontarian is 3-3 in the finals.
At Wimbledon, Andreescu will have Emina Pictas, the qualifier, as her first competition. The American is ranked 225th in the world.
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