Garcia earns Wimbledon seeding with Mallorca Open triumph


Caroline Garcia claimed her first grass-court title at the inaugural Mallorca Open on Sunday and earned a seeding for Wimbledon in the process.

A 6-3 6-4 win over Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova ensures Garcia - 39th in the WTA rankings at the start of the tournament - will move back into the world's top 32 when the new rankings are released on Monday.

The Frenchwoman has displayed impressive form in recent weeks, triumphing at last month's Internationaux de Strasbourg before teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic to win the women's doubles at the French Open.

And Garcia had too much for Sevastova to handle, the sixth seed breaking four times in a final that lasted just 85 minutes.

Sevastova could nevertheless take heart from a fine week, which saw her recover from a stomach virus that had seen her hospitalised on Monday to make her second WTA final.