CAROLINE GARCIA (born 16 October 1993) is a French professional tennis player. She has won three singles and six doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as one singles and four doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 31 July 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 19, and on 24 October 2016 she peaked at world number 2 in the doubles rankings, tied with fellow Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic .
Garcia's breakthrough in doubles stemmed from her partnership with
Mladenovic in 2016. The pair won four titles together, the greatest of
which is the 2016
* 1 Career
* 1.1 2011 * 1.2 2013 * 1.3 2014: First career WTA singles title * 1.4 2015 * 1.5 2016: Second/Third career WTA singles title; first Grand Slam women\'s doubles title * 1.6 2017: First Grand Slam singles quarterfinal
* 2 Playing style * 3 Endorsements
* 4 Significant finals
* 4.1 Grand Slam finals
* 4.1.1 Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
* 4.2 WTA Premier Mandatory "> Garcia, 2013
At the 2013
Australian Open , Garcia lost in the first round to no.
Elena Vesnina . She then beat qualifier
Yuliya Beygelzimer , before
losing to eventual champion,
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
At the 2014 Sony Open
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. Garcia lost
in the first round of the 2014
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
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
Garcia began her season at the
Brisbane International where she lost
in the first round to No.3 seed
Angelique Kerber . She then played at
Australian Open where she beat No.27 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova
Stefanie Vögele before losing to
Eugenie Bouchard in the third
round. Ater her campaign, Garcia joined France's
At the Dubai
After receiving a first round-bye at Indian Wells , Garcia beat qualifer Polona Hercog before grabbing her second straight win over Ivanovic in three sets. She then lost to eventual semifinalist Sabine Lisicki .
2016: SECOND/THIRD CAREER WTA SINGLES TITLE; FIRST GRAND SLAM WOMEN\'S DOUBLES TITLE
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.
On 19 June, Garcia won her second WTA singles title of 2016 and her
first 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
Garcia participated in both the women's singles and women's doubles
2016 Summer Olympics
At the 2016 US Open , Garcia was seeded no. 25 in singles. She reached the third round of the draw, defeating Kiki Bertens and Katerina Siniakova before falling to the no. 4 seed, Agnieszka Radwanska. As a result, Garcia reached a career-high ranking of 24. In the doubles event , Garcia yet again partnered with Kristina Mladenovic . The Frenchwomen were the number 1 seed of the event. Garcia and Mladenovic reached the final, where they were defeated by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova . As a result of reaching the final, Garcia and Mladenovic qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals . They were the second doubles team to qualify.
Garcia kicked off the Asian swing at the
Wuhan Open . She was
scheduled to play singles at the Guangzhou Open one week earlier, but
withdrew before the tournament started. In Wuhan, Garcia played in
both singles and doubles. In singles, she was defeated in the second
round by no. 8 seed
Madison Keys . In doubles, Garcia and Mladenovic,
the No. 1 seeds, lost their opening second round to Christina McHale
Garcia ended her run in Asia at the Hong Kong
Garcia played singles at her last regular-season tournament of the
year, the Luxembourg Open , where she was seeded 4th. She had a
hard-fought match against
Anett Kontaveit , and just barely won. She
was then defeated by
Garcia and Mladenovic received the WTA Award for Best Doubles Team of
the Year shortly before the start of the WTA Finals. Garcia also won
the Heart Award for the
Garcia made a last-minute appearance at the WTA Elite Trophy . She
was originally one place short of qualifying, but was able to join the
Garcia played in the
In December, Garcia and Mladenovic were named the doubles ITF World Champions of 2016.
2017: FIRST GRAND SLAM SINGLES QUARTERFINAL
During the off-season, Garcia announced that she would not play in
Garcia's first tournament of the year is the Australian Open (which she entered as the 21st seed). In the first round of singles, she drew Kateryna Bondarenko , and defeated her in straight sets. In the second round, she faced countrywoman Océane Dodin . Garcia lost the first set to Dodin, but rallied back to win the match. She then lost in the third round to Barbora Strycova. In doubles, Garcia reunites with Kristina Mladenovic, the French duo being the top seed of the tournament. The pair won their first three matches to advance to the quarterfinals, in which they defeated Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua . Garcia and Mladenovic then lost in the semifinals to Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai.
Garcia moved on to the Taiwan Open , in which she was seeded No. 3.
She won her opening match against
Marina Erakovic , setting up an
Wanting to focus on her singles success, Garcia ended her partnership with Kristina Mladenovic. However, she still played doubles at the BNP Paribas Open , with Karolina Pliskova instead. In singles, Garcia opened in the second round, as she was seeded no. 21. She defeated lucky loser Evgeniya Rodina , and then upset world 11th seed Johanna Konta in the third round. She then lost to eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova . Prior to the Miami Open , Garcia lost her rank as the no. 1 Frenchwoman to her former doubles partner Kristina Mladenovic. In the tournament, Garcia was once again upset, this time by Peng Shuai in the second round. As the No.3 seed at the Monterrey Open , Garcia reached the semifinals where she lost to eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Garcia began her clay season at the Mutua Madrid Open where she lost in the first round to qualifier Wang Qiang . She also had an early exit at her next event, falling in the second round of the Italian Open to Daria Gavrilova , having beaten Donna Vekic in the first round. As the defending champion of the Internationaux de Strasbourg , Garcia lost in the semifinals to Gavrilova in a rematch of their Italian Open encounter.
At the 2017
Garcia is a offensive baseliner , with consistent and powerful groundstrokes, and a strong service game. Her forehand is her stronger wing, and she can hit many clean winners off it. She also possesses a consistent and strong two-handed backhand. She also has a strong first and second serve, known for its accuracy. She served the ninth most aces in 2016, with 218. Her doubles success means she also has a solid net game, although this isn't frequently seen in her singles game. She has good movement and footwork around the court, which help her with hitting her groundstrokes effectively.
GRAND SLAM FINALS
Doubles: 2 (1 Title, 1 Runner-up)
OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS IN FINAL SCORE IN FINAL
WTA PREMIER MANDATORY & PREMIER 5 FINALS
Singles: 1 (1 Pending)
OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE OPPONENTS SCORE
Pending 2017 Wuhan Hard Ashleigh Barty
Doubles: 4 (1 Title, 3 Runners-up)
OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE
WTA CAREER FINALS
WTA TOUR FINALS
Singles: 6 (3 Titles, 2 Runner-up)
WINNER — LEGEND
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE
Doubles: 16 (6 Titles, 10 Runners-up, )
WINNER — LEGEND
Grand Slam tournaments (1–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
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