Caroline Garcia

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Caroline Garcia
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Caroline Garcia in 2014
Country  France
Residence Lyon, France
Born (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 (age 21)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,216,163
Career record 141–132
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking 30 (2 February 2015)
Current ranking 30 (2 February 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open 2R (2011, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 2R (2013)
Career record 73–53
Career titles 2 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 26 (20 October 2014)
Current ranking 26 (29 December 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 2R (2013)
US Open 2R (2013)
Last updated on: 3 January 2015.

Caroline Garcia (born 16 October 1993 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) is a French professional tennis player.

Garcia has won one singles and two doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as one singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 6 October, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 34. On 20 October 2014, she peaked at world number 26 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for France at the Fed Cup, Garcia has a win-loss record of 4-0.

Tennis career[edit]

At the 2011 Australian Open, she earned a wild card and beat Varvara Lepchenko in the first round in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. However she lost to Ayumi Morita in the second round.

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".[1]

At the 2013 Australian Open, Garcia lost in the first round to no. 47 Elena Vesnina. She then beat qualifier Yuliya Beygelzimer, before losing to eventual champion, Serena Williams, at the French Open. She qualified for Wimbledon.[2] This marks the first Grand Slam for which she qualified; she received a wild card for the previous five. Caroline beat Jie Zheng in the first round, before losing again to Serena Williams in the second round.

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.[3] Garcia lost in the first round of the 2014 French Open to Ana Ivanovic.

Garcia made the third round of the Wimbledon, eventually losing to Ekaterina Makarova. She lost early at the US Open to American Nicole Gibbs. Garcia rebounded at the 2014 Wuhan Open, defeating Venus Williams and Agnieszka Radwańska back-to-back, with a 7–6 score in the final set tiebreak. She also defeated American Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by eventual champion Petra Kvitová. Despite the loss, Garcia moved up to a career high of 36 in the rankings.

Significant finals[edit]

WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wuhan Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 7–5, [10–12]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 April 2014 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Serbia Jelena Janković 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–2)
International (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–4)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 April 2014 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotà, Colombia Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena United States Vania King
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2014 Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 7–5, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2014 Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard (i) Germany Annika Beck Romania Raluca Olaru
United States Anna Tatishvili
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 18 October 2014 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 January 2015 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Switzerland Martina Hingis
Germany Sabine Lisicki
2–6, 5–7

Other tennis statistics[edit]

ITF Circuit singles finals: 4 (1–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 11, 2010 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Romania Mădălina Gojnea 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. April 17, 2011 Osprey, Florida, USA Clay France Claire de Gubernatis 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. August 8, 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard Russia Yulia Putintseva 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. May 12, 2013 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska 6–0, 4–6, 6–3

ITF Circuit doubles finals: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 21, 2009 Espinho, Portugal Clay France Elixane Lechemia Ukraine Mishel Okhremchuk
France Morgane Pons
7–5, 6–1
Runner–up 1. August 10, 2010 Limoges, France Clay France Claire Feuerstein Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [8–10]
Winner 2. May 10, 2011 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay France Aurélie Védy Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 15 October 2012 Makinohara, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miyu Kato
6–7(6–8), 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Australian Open 2R Q3 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4
French Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2
US Open Q1 Q2 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 2–2 0–1 3–4 2–4 2-1 0 / 12 9–12
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 4 3 7
Titles–Runner-ups 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 0–0
Overall Win–Loss 2–4 0–3 0 / 7 2–7
Win % 33% 0% 33.33%
Year End Ranking 146 138 74

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 3R 3R 0 / 2 4–2
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon 2R 0 / 1 1–1
US Open 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–4 2–1 0 / 9 8–9


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