Caroline Garcia arrived at Roland Garros without certainty. She missed the ring for some time to resolve physical issues, and even gave up on the Strasbourg Championship last week. Despite a convincing first round against Townsend (6-3, 6-4), the French showed her current limits with Thursday’s second-round loss, to Madison Keys (6-4, 7-6). ).
Caroline Garcia remained unresolved for a long time in the American standoff. At the start of the first set, she did not score a single point in her opponent’s first four service matches. Because the latter was somewhat dangerous for Garcia’s commitments, the French ran after a long belated break. The keys frayed while she was serving the set, the fans woke up and, due to two double faults, gave Garcia a chance to get back in the first set. Not enough: Garcia, looking to be more aggressive, was clumsy in the next match, with an ill-advised rise and an utterly crushing defeat. View the group’s error on the Americans.
Round two was more inconclusive, Garcia’s aggressiveness finally getting fairer. She often beat the keys in rallies and the two women took turns carrying the serve strikes without much danger. Garcia had two break points to save, which she did with a winner serve and a backhand shot. Keys is no longer worried about being sent. Logically, the two women made it to the tiebreak and there, the American accelerated, supporting her hits, to corner Garcia. The first small break was confirmed and Keys managed to finish his first match point.
She will find the American ranked 22nd in the world, Kazakh Elena Rybakina in the third round.
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