Tennis: Caroline Garcia, what if this was the match she needed?

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis since childhood and have always loved reading the great stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

Engaged this week in the Guadalajara tournament in Mexico, Caroline Garcia is perhaps on the road to liberation. The Frenchwoman, who has experienced enormous difficulties in recent weeks, must absolutely get back on track if she does not want to disappear in the rankings. In this WTA 1000 deserted by the best in the world, she had a very complicated start but which could do her good. Tuesday evening, she managed to win after saving two match points.

While she just fell out of the top 10 this week, Caroline Garcia should start to feel some pressure. The year 2023 did not go as she would like but in the past, she has often shown great success at the end of the season, especially since she will return to Asia this year, the place of her rise to the summits in 2017. A Guadalajarashe beat the Belarusian Sasnovich giving yourself a tremendous lift.

Great match, smile found

Seed number 3 of the Guadalajara WTA 1000, Caroline Garcia almost fell as soon as he entered the fray. The Frenchwoman was facing a dangerous opponent but she did not know how to get into it at the start and Sasnovich even had the opportunity to finish the match on his serve in the second set. Finally, the Lyonnaise won by saving two match points and displaying a big smile. “I feel like I played 5 matches in one” she later wrote on Twitter.

Time to change everything

Already winner of Sloane Stephens last week, an opponent she had lost to this summer, Caroline Garcia will perhaps regain some confidence following this first round. As a reminder, she will have a lot of points to defend since she won the Masters WTA Last year. He obviously has to have a great end to the season to hope to qualify and it is often said that after a match like this, a player is carried by his momentum for survival. For a place in the quarter-finals, she will face the American surprise Hailey Baptiste (174th).

A necessary feat

Title holder at Masters, Caroline Garcia currently in 24th place Race. As a reminder, only the first eight will qualify and that is Our Jabeur, also present in Mexico, which occupies this place for the moment. The problem for Caroline Garcia, is that it is about 1700 points behind the Tunisian. Suffice it to say that we will have to win in one of the two WTA 1000 remaining this season and make a big run in the next.

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