They found good feelings at the same time. Caroline Garcia (75th) came out of several shy weeks after an operation on the foot which took her away from the Miami courts at Roland-Garros. Alizé Cornet (44th) resumed competition ten days ago after leaving the French Open with a torn heart and left adductor. Both are having one of the best weeks of their season in Bad Homburg. They will be opposed today in the semi-finals of the German tournament.
A special requested match, recalled Cornet: “She’s a great friend, we like each other a lot. It’s going to be a fun game, with a lot of tension, I think, on both sides. » It would be the first of the year for her as for Garcia who released Sabine Lisicki (6-3, 7-6 ), Thursday, to climb into the last four. ” I feel good. I use my serving skills well to get free points and I try to produce an aggressive game that matches my identity and is even more important on grass.” she confided as she left the court.
She is wary of Cornet, who had to beat defending champion Angelique Kerber to join her. “Alizé made a doubles final in Berlin. And beating Kerber is not given to everyone. » The French number 1 had to draw on her resources to dominate the German in three sets (6-4, 2-6, 6-1).” Tiredness “ in the heart of the second set, she was able to disgust the winner of Wimbledon 2018 by bringing everything back in the third to win. Against Garcia, she predicted “a beautiful opposition of styles”. But only one of the two Blue awards to have a green thumb.