Despite her defeat in the round of 16 this Sunday at Wimbledon, Caroline Garcia assured that she was in a positive state of mind after a string of eight successes from Bad Homburg where she had won the eighth title of her career.
“We will see how to continue to progress”
“I’m in a positive state of mind. I had two good tournaments. The level was good, the identity of the game and the attitude were positive. We’ll see how to continue to progress”, assured the Frenchwoman of 28 years after its elimination by the Czech Marie Bouzkova, 66th in the world, 7-5, 6-2. “It’s a game that works, I enjoy playing like that, so it’s encouraging,” insisted the 55th in the world. She was the player with the most winning shots (103) in the first three rounds of the tournament.
“The goal is to continue to produce tennis like these last matches and to win points in tournaments,” insisted Caroline Garcia, former world number 4, who fell to 76th place last February. She should return to the Top 50 on Monday.
As for her match lost against Bouzkova, which put an end to a series of eight victories, in itself “it’s a disappointment”, she admitted, while acknowledging the difficulties which handicapped her physically and in particular her injury to thigh.
“It’s a long tournament, there were big matches, a complicated and tense sequence. We managed to manage it well, the first matches went well. But it’s not going super wide either. from time to time … In the first round, I could have gone out and in the end I am in eighth”, she commented.
“Today, there was not the feeling, the lucidity and the little physical tone in addition to accelerate when I was going forward or, from time to time, to play a little more precisely when she began to anticipate on my volleys,” Garcia continued. “She’s been super solid, she doesn’t have a style of play that, compared to my form today, matched very well,” she added.
“There was a general fatigue which makes the body react less well, is less toned. The thigh recovered a little in the middle of the first set, so it’s not easy”, underlined the Lyonnaise.