Garcia great on grass

Caroline Garcia beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 to win the inaugural Mallorca Open on Sunday.

Garcia is a player better known for her expertise on clay than on grass. However, that never stopped her from storming to victory in Spain on the fast surface.

In a wild opening set there were a total of five breaks, three for Garcia and only two for Sevastova. The French woman won it 6-3.

In the second stanza, the match followed a far more orderly flow. The decisive moment came with the scores locked at 2-2 and Sevastova serving.

The Latvian was broken after a lengthy game and Garcia held her nerve to close-out the set and the match in clinical fashion thereafter.

The 22-year-old champion is developing at a rapid rate and has the potential to spring some surprises at Wimbledon which starts next week.