Bianca Andreescu earned her ticket to her first final. Simona Halep withdrew from their semifinal match at the Bad Homburg due to a neck injury.
In her first final on grass, Andreescu will face France’s, Caroline Garcia. Caroline defeated compatriot Alizé Cornet in three sets of 7-6 (9), 3-6, and 7-5.
“I’m sorry I had to withdraw today before my semifinal match,” Halep wrote on Instagram. Unfortunately, I woke up this morning with a sore neck that doesn’t allow me to play to the best of my ability.
Andreescu, 22, eliminated favourite Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
The Canadian’s last title came with her victory at the 2019 U.S. Open when she defeated Serena Williams. Her last final was against Ashleigh Barty in Miami in April 2021, when she dropped out with an ankle injury.
Andreescu took time to recharge and work on his mental health. He even missed the Australian Open before returning to the circuit in April.
The Canadian was able to rest and prepare for the final. Yet, Garcia needed about three hours to dispose of Cornet.
Garcia saved a match ball at 5-4 in the deciding set before winning the next three games. Cornet moved more difficult due to a right leg injury.
Andreescu and Garcia have never played against each other before.
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