Caroline Garcia advanced to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam singles event for first time in her career with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Coco Gauff

Caroline Garcia : vs Coco Gauff | Semifinal | US Open

Garcia ( born 16 October 1993) is a French professional tennis player. She has been ranked in the top 4 in both singles and doubles.

Caroline Garcia : vs Coco Gauff | Semifinal | US Open

Born 16 October 1993 (age 28)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Louis-Paul Garcia (–2021)
Gabriel Urpí (2021)
Bertrand Perret (2021–)

Garcia is a two-time major champion in doubles, having won the French Open women’s doubles title in 2016 and 2022 partnering Kristina Mladenovic.

The pair were also runners-up at the 2016 US Open, and reached the semifinals at the 2017 Australian Open.

Garcia reached her career-high doubles ranking of world No. 2 in October 2016, and has won seven doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including the 2016 Madrid Open.

She has also qualified for the WTA Finals on two occasions, and alongside Mladenovic was voted the 2016 WTA Doubles Team of the Year.

Vs Coco Gauff 

France’s Caroline Garcia powered past Coco Gauff of the United States in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday.

In-form 17th seed Garcia advanced to the last four of a Grand Slam singles event for the first time in her career with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 28-year-old will play Tunisian fifth seed Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals on Thursday.

“My head is buzzing, I can’t describe how I feel,” Garcia said after the win.

Garcia, who arrived in New York as the form player in women’s tennis following her victory in the Cincinnati Masters, produced another composed performance to dominate the 12th seeded Gauff almost from start to finish.

“I always played very aggressive and the last couple of months I feel healthy again and I’ve been able to move and practice the way I want,” said Garcia.

“I just go for my shots even when I’m stressed or when I don’t feel it. The way to improve for me is to move forward and I just try to follow that way.”

Caroline Garcia semifinal

Caroline Garcia feels she has finally found her path in tennis after powering her way past Coco Gauff and into her first grand slam semi-final at the US Open.

Eleven years after Andy Murray predicted Garcia would be world number one when, as a 17-year-old, she led Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros, the Frenchwoman is in the form of her life.

Caroline Garcia : vs Coco Gauff | Semifinal | US Open

Gauff has also had a great summer but she had no answer to the unerring ball striking of Garcia, who will take on her former junior rival Ons Jabeur in the last four after a 6-3 6-4 victory.

“The weeks after I went back trying to play the same level, but it was not possible for me. It was tough because people were expecting a lot. But the game, I was not ready for anything of that. It took me some time to come step by step to the top.

“End of 2017, 2018 was a great year, a lot of success. We made some mistakes. I really hope and I think we learn from it. Now it’s a new year, trying to learn from every challenge. I think I grow up a lot with all the challenges on and off court.”

Garcia reached her first grand slam quarter-final five years ago and in 2018 hit a high of fourth in the world rankings, but there had been significantly more downs than ups since.

US Open 

Streamlined, stratospheric and often sublime, the former world No.4 has reinvented herself in stunning fashion in 2022. A winner of the Cincinnati title a week before the Open, the 28-year-old who hails from St. Germain-en-Laye has won 30 of 34 matches since starting a title run on the grass in Bad Homburg, Germany this summer.

In Flushing Meadows, Garcia has not skipped a beat. The No.17 seed has yet to drop a set, yielding a meager 20 games in the process to set a heavily anticipated quarterfinal with 18-year-old American Coco Gauff on Tuesday.

Caroline Garcia : vs Coco Gauff | Semifinal | US Open

But the wins haven’t always come so easily for Garcia.

“I lost the first set 6-2, and I was not playing good at all, trust me,” she told reporters in New York. “At one moment you just say to yourself, ‘You have to go for it. You miss, you miss, but you have to do something. You have to change, you have to find a way to improve.’”

From that moment, Garcia has been large and in charge. What she had been working on for six months with Perret, suddenly was being executed on court.

“I think this tournament was really the week a lot of things changed,” she said. “I was practicing to be aggressive, to move forward, but I had some issues doing it on court in matches—that’s where it changed, really in the second set of that first round.”

Here in Flushing Meadows Garcia has been a tour de force as she has played front-runner to a tee through four rounds. She isn’t just winning matches—she is roaring through them.

Garcia leads all players in percentage of service games won (94), winners (116) and forehand winners (54). She has steamrolled into her first US Open quarterfinal while spending just five hours, 12 minutes on court.

By Rishabh

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