Caroline Garcia starts well in Madrid
It’s the kind of match that can do a world of good for Caroline Garcia…
It’s the kind of match that can do a world of good for Caroline Garcia (5th), in search of the confidence that inhabited her at the end of last season. Faced with Yulia Putintseva (51st), Thursday, in the second round of the Madrid tournament, the French delivered a full match where there was almost nothing to throw (6-3, 6-4),
A break was enough for Caroline Garcia to win the first set in 40 minutes. The second round was a little more complicated, despite a quick break. But Putintseva reduced the gap to come back to 4-3 after having lined up three games in a row.
Garcia then had the merit of staying focused on her game against an opponent overwhelmed with frustration, but still able to get the shot right when she regained her composure. Enough to find this damn tension which forces you to reduce your safety margin by looking too quickly for the final blow. But Garcia was able to free himself from it to complete the match on a white service game.
In the third round, she will face the Egyptian Mayar Sherif (59th in the world).