Obviously, the change of surface has not really changed Caroline Garcia. At ease on grass with a title won in Bad Homburg then a round of 16 at Wimbledon, the French continued her good momentum despite the passage on clay in Lausanne. She qualified for the semi-finals of the Swiss meeting on Friday by beating Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in two sets (6-4, 6-1).
In both sets, the French quickly broke away, leading 3-0, break in the pocket. But if she never let her opponent come back to her coattails in the second set, she had a difficult time to manage in the first. To the point of letting the Spaniard, a follower of rounded balls and difficult to overflow in the exchange, come back to 3-3. Frustrated, Garcia nevertheless managed to clear up her tennis to erase her mistakes that had become too recurrent.
Martic in half
Because, when the Frenchwoman was not betrayed by these few errors, she was above a less powerful Sorribes Tormos. Camped on her line, Garcia multiplied the winning forehands and behaved like the patroness of the court against the one who can be a poison on this surface. A few backhand slices from her rival and two double faults slightly disrupted the second set of the Lyonnaise but not enough to lengthen the match.
“It was important to play quickly, to get the point quickly. She’s a great fighter. I am satisfied with my performance”, said Garcia leaving the court. She will face the Croatian Petra Martic who got rid of the Swiss Belinda Bencic in two sets (6-3, 7-6 ). The other half would be between qualifier Olga Danilovic and Anastasia Potapova.