Caroline Garcia (born October 16, 1993) is a French professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is no. 42, which she reached on August 11, 2014. Her career high in doubles is no. 41, which she achieved on August 18, 2014.
Garcia made entry into the 2011 French Open as a wild card. Garcia played Zuzana Ondrášková and defeated her in straight sets. In the second round, Garcia had a 6–3, 4–1, 15–0 lead against former no. 1 Maria Sharapova. Maria won 11 games in a row after being down 1–4 in the set. Caroline Garcia gained a lot of respect for her upcoming talent. Andy Murray said the following via Twitter account, "The girl Sharapova is playing is going to be number one in the world one day ... what a player".
She was ranked high enough to gain direct entry to the main draw of the US Open, and beat American wild card Shelby Rogers in the first round, before losing to 30th seed Laura Robson of Great Britain. Her first round win meant that Garcia reached the world's top 70 for the first time.
At the 2014 Sony Open Tennis tournament, Garcia was the only player to win a set against the eventual winner, Serena Williams, as Williams was on her way toward winning her seventh title and setting the record for the most number of titles held by a man or woman at the tournament. At the 2014 Copa Claro Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia, Garcia won her maiden WTA tour singles title, beating the defending champion and former World Number 1 Jelena Jankovic, winning in straight sets.
At the Mutua Madrid Open in May, Garcia reached the quarter-finals of any Premier event for the first time, defeating Angelique Kerber in the first round after the German retired with a lower back injury, receiving a walkover from Maria Kirilenko after the Russian withdrew with a wrist injury, and then defeating tenth seed Sara Errani in three sets in the third round. She eventually lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the final eight stage, in three sets.