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Take a look at Sunday’s finals matchups at the Western & Southern Open

Caroline Garcia, of France, celebrates her semifinal win against Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, during a semifinal match of the Western & Southern open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.

Women's finals: Petra Kvitova vs. Caroline Garcia

Petra Kvitova sealed the deal for her 12th WTA 1000 finals appearance today, beating Madison Keys in three full sets: 7(8)-6(6), 6-4, 6-3.

She's expected to leap in the rankings after this tournament ends. The WTA predicts her to be at No. 24 following this semifinals win and, if she gets her hands on the title, she could land as high as No. 15. Runner up would put her as high as No. 20.

In terms of active players, Kvitova is tied with Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber for fifth most appearances in the semifinals with 63 total and a record of 39-23. She's had some stand out moments this week in Cincinnati, including when she saved a match point, hit a tournament-leading 28 aces and is winning 84.8% of her service games.


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