Caroline Garcia entrance drop in Washington

Caroline Garcia entrance drop in Washington

“Forget it, today it’s not worth it. It’s getting worse. » Caroline Garcia couldn’t hide her frustration as she was trailed 6-2, 2-1 break, by Marta Kostyuk in the second round of the Washington Open. Exempted from the first round as seeded n°2, Garcia therefore failed to enter his tournament, picked cold by an opponent whose aggressive game resembles his so much.

With the difference that the risks taken by Kostyuk paid off while at Garcia they turned into lost points. We know that Garcia likes to put pressure on her return games, but it was Kostyuk who disturbed her by standing conspicuously inside the court. As if she were playing in front of a mirror, Garcia has not found any more solutions than in recent months. As a symbol, it was on a winning return along the line that the Ukrainian made her first break of the game. The second was the result of another forehand out from Garcia. Enough to complete the first set.

In the second, it was a marvelous backhand slice in defense that allowed him to take Garcia’s serve for the third time to break away 2-1. The Frenchwoman tried in vain to put more in the ball, to come to the net, her lack of success prevented her from realizing her intentions. Kostyuk closed the match with a final break and a reflex passing that pierced Garcia.

Direction Cincinnati, but not in the best conditions

Caroline Garcia will now take the direction of Montreal and, above all, of Cincinnati where she will have to defend her title and the 1000 points that go with it. Unfortunately, unless she has a very good result in Canada, she won’t arrive in Ohio in the best of conditions, still looking for that confidence and that success that has been fleeing her since the beginning of the year.


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