Alycia Parks stuns Caroline Garcia to lift maiden WTA trophy in Lyon

A new tennis star is emerging with Alycia Parks beating Caroline Garcia 7-6(7) 7-5 to win her maiden WTA trophy in the hometown of Garcia in front of packed stands.

Parks played a superb match to take down Garcia as the French player nearly lost her mind in this match. It was such a great display by the American, particularly under pressure because anytime Garcia had a chance the American would find a way to get out of it. She served incredibly hitting 15 aces which is just absurd.

Her groundstrokes were also very powerful and did plenty of damage. She did miss at times but so did Garcia. The American also held really well under pressure not giving the French crowd any reason to celebrate. Garcia felt the pressure towards the end of both sets as she kind of fell apart in both.

In the first one she got outplayed in the tiebreak which was unexpected considering her experience of her and the fact that she had the whole arena backing her. The second set was even worse as she committed a double fault on match point.

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