Caroline Garcia

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Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia (18953321679).jpg
Country (sports)  France
Residence Lyon, France
Born (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 22)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 2,205,210
Singles
Career record 177–161 (52.37%)
Career titles 3 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking 25 (23 March 2015)
Current ranking 32 (20 June 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open 2R (2011, 2013, 2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 111–74
Career titles 6 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking 3 (6 June 2016)
Current ranking 3 (6 June 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014, 2016)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open QF (2015)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 1R (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 6–3
Hopman Cup RR (2016)
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.

Caroline Garcia (born 16 October 1993) is a French professional tennis player.

Garcia has won two singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as one singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 23 March 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 25. On 6 June 2016, she peaked at world number 3 in the doubles rankings after winning the French Open with fellow Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

Playing for France at the Fed Cup, Garcia has a win-loss record of 6–3.

Career[edit]

2011[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]

2013[edit]

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 Zheng Jie 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.

2014: First career WTA singles title[edit]

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 Bogotá, Colombia, Garcia won her maiden WTA tour singles title, beating the defending champion and former world no. 1 Jelena Janković, winning in straight sets.

At the Mutua Madrid Open in May, Garcia reached the quarterfinals 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 quarterfinals 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 no. 36 in the rankings.

2016: Second/Third career WTA singles title; first Grand Slam women's doubles title[edit]

Garcia represented France at the 2016 Hopman Cup alongside Kenny de Schepper. She was undefeated in her singles matches, beating Heather Watson, Sabine Lisicki, and eventual champion Daria Gavrilova. Garcia and de Schepper were beaten in all of their mixed doubles matches. At the Sydney International, Garcia defeated fellow French Kristina Mladenovic, but lost in three sets to eventual semifinalist Simona Halep. She then fell short in the first round of the Australian Open, losing to Barbora Strýcová in straight sets.

At the Fed Cup, however, Garcia rebounded and helped France in their tie against Italy, earning singles wins over Sara Errani and Camila Giorgi. In her next tournament, the Dubai Tennis Championships, she lost her singles semifinal match, defeating Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, Carla Suárez Navarro and Andrea Petkovic en route. Two weeks later, she reached her second WTA Tour singles semifinals of the year at the tournament in Monterrey, losing her semifinal match to Heather Watson. Garcia then lost in her opening match in Indian Wells to Christina McHale. Her next tournament was the Miami Open, where she beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Andrea Petkovic before losing in three sets to eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova.

She then played in Charleston, losing her 1st rd match to Irina-Camelia Begu. However, Garcia won the doubles title alongside fellow frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

Playing for France in the Fed Cup semifinal, Garcia lost her first match against Kiki Bertens in staight sets, but managed to beat Arantxa Rus. France eventually won the tie after the doubles match, in which Garcia once again played with Mladenovic. Her next tournament was the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, where, despite another 1st rd defeat in the singles to Monica Niculescu, she won another title in doubles with Mladenovic after beating No. 1 seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the final.

In May, Garcia won her first Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 doubles title at the Madrid Open, partnering Mladenovic. In the same month, Garcia won the Internationaux de Strasbourg singles title by defeating Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in straight sets in the final, becoming only the third Frenchwoman to win the Internationaux de Strasbourg singles title since it became a WTA Tour event in 1987.

At the French Open, Garcia won the women's doubles event partnering Kristina Mladenovic, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final. It was the first Grand Slam women's doubles crown for Garcia and Mladenovic and they became the first all-French pair to win the French Open women's doubles title since Gail Chanfreau and Françoise Dürr in 1971.[4]

On 19 June, Garcia won her second WTA singles title of 2016 and her first one on grass, by beating Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets in the final of the inaugural Mallorca Open. She had defeated a pair of former Wimbledon singles semifinalists in Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens to reach the final. On 20 June, she returned to the top 32 of the WTA singles rankings and replaced Kristina Mladenovic as the French singles No.1.[5]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 2016 French Open Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–3, 2–6, 6–4

WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wuhan Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 7–5, [10–12]
Runner-up 2015 Toronto Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 2–6
Winner 2016 Madrid Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 April 2014 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Serbia Jelena Janković 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 28 February 2015 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Hard Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 9 March 2015 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 21 May 2016 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Croatia Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 19 June 2016 Mallorca Open, Mallorca, Spain Grass Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6–3, 6–4

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Singles (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 November 2015 Limoges, France Hard (i) United States Louisa Chirico 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 14 (6 titles, 8 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–2)
Premier (3–5)
International (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–7)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (5–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents 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
Runner-up 5. 26 April 2015 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 27 May 2015 Aegon International, Eastbourne, UK Grass Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 6. 16 August 2015 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 16 January 2016 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–1, 5–7, [5–10]
Runner-up 8. 20 February 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard France Kristina Mladenovic Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Croatia Darija Jurak
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 10 April 2016 Charleston Open, Charleston, United States Clay (green) France Kristina Mladenovic United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
6–2, 7–5
Winner 4. 24 April 2016 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
2–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Winner 5. 7 May 2016 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 5 June 2016 Roland Garros, Paris, France Clay France Kristina Mladenovic Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–3, 2–6, 6–4

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. 11 July 2010 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Romania Mădălina Gojnea 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 17 April 2011 Osprey, Florida, USA Clay France Claire de Gubernatis 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 8 August 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard Russia Yulia Putintseva 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 12 May 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. 21 September 2009 Espinho, Portugal Clay France Elixane Lechemia Ukraine Mishel Okhremchuk
France Morgane Pons
7–5, 6–1
Runner–up 1. 10 August 2010 Limoges, France Clay France Claire Feuerstein Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [8–10]
Winner 2. 10 May 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A 2R Q3 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open Q1 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 6 3–6
Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 2R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
US Open A Q1 Q2 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 0–1 3–4 2–4 2–4 0–1 0 / 16 9–16
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A Q1 A 2R 4R 1R 0 / 3 3–3
Miami A A Q1 A 3R 2R 3R 0 / 3 4–3
Madrid A A A A QF 3R 2R 0 / 3 6–3
Beijing A A A Q1 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai A A Premier 2R P 0 / 1 1–1
Doha NH P 1R 2R 1R P 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Rome A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Montréal / Toronto A A A Q2 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Cincinnati A A A Q1 Q1 3R 0 / 1 2–1
Tokyo A A 1R A Premier 0 / 1 0–1
Wuhan Not Held QF 2R 0 / 2 4–2
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 0 4 6 14 24 17 2 67
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–4 1–6 8–14 24–23 21–17 1–2 57–65
Win % 0% 33% 14% 36% 51% 55% 33%
Year End Ranking 280 146 138 74 38 35

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Updated as of 2016 Madrid Open

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 3R 3R 3R 0 / 3 6–3
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R W 1 / 6 9–5
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
US Open A A 2R 2R QF 0 / 3 5–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–4 8–4 2–1 1 / 14 22–13
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A QF A 0 / 1 2–1
Miami A A A A QF QF 0 / 2 4–2
Madrid A A A 1R 1R W 1 / 3 5–2
Beijing A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai A Not Premier 5 SF NP5 0 / 1 3–1
Doha NP5 A 2R 2R NP5 2R 0 / 3 2–3
Rome A A A A SF 0 / 1 2–1
Montreal / Toronto A A A 2R F 0 / 2 4–2
Cincinnati A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 0–2
Wuhan Not Held F 2R 0 / 2 4–2
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 1 4 10 18 18 8 59
Titles 0 0 0 1 1 3 5
Finals 0 0 0 4 4 5 13
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–4 6–10 28–17 30–17 9–3 73–52
Year End Ranking 309 167 115 26 14

Top-10 wins per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2014
1. Serbia Jelena Janković No. 9 Bogota, Colombia Clay Final 6–3, 6–4
2. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 8 Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 6–3, 2–0, retired
3. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 6 Wuhan, China Hard 2nd Round 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)
2015
4. Serbia Ana Ivanovic No. 6 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Semifinals 6–1, 6–4
5. Serbia Ana Ivanovic No. 6 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3rd Round 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
6. Serbia Ana Ivanovic No. 6 Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) 1st Round 7–6(8–6), 6–4
7. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 4 Cincinnati, United States Hard 2nd Round 7–5, 4–6, 6–2

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