Caroline Garcia’s great adventure on grass continues. After winning the title in Bad Homburg, the Frenchman qualified for Wimbledon’s knockout round on Friday, dominating 33rd-ranked Shuai Chang (7-6). 7-6 ) He thus exacts double revenge on the Chinese, who dominated him twice in a row this year in Lyon (6-2, 7-5) and in 2019 at Wimbledon (6-4, 6-0).
The win, her eighth in a row on grass, allows her to reach a second-week Grand Slam for the first time since Roland-Carros 2020, and for the sixth time in her career, including Roland-Carros 2017-2018-2020, Wimbledon 2017 and Australian Open 2018.
Having already won against Emma Raduganu in the previous round, Garcia continued with a very attacking line that matched both the surface and her natural striking. His intentions were rewarded. Especially during the first tie-break, he took the net each time and snatched the result (3-2 to 5-2). His willingness to push forward and finish on the fly gave him a decisive second game win – and the match.
His figures make a clear idea of his performance: in 1h54, Leonis (55th in the world) scored 40 successful shots (including 16 seats). In the eighth round, she will face Czech Marie Bouskova, who beat 28th-seeded American Alison Riske.
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