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Garcia, “I was down set point, but I kept fighting”

Garcia, “I was down set point, but I kept fighting”

The Frenchwoman, Carolina Garcia defends the title in the Chinese city, Tianjin. She dispatched the former World Number one,  Karolina Pliskova 7-6(7), 6-3 to win the Tianjin Open. Garcia pulled off her first WTA title of the 2018 season. The European women were clinging to their serves in the opening set. Garcia was trailing 1-5  in the first set and soon she managed to battle past her opponent in the tiebreak with a scoreline of 9-7. “Everyone was serving very well, it was a very intense first set,” said Garcia. “I was down set point, but I kept fighting and I tried to move forward, and take my opportunity. I was a little bit more aggressive than her, and I think that’s what made the difference in the first set.” 

The Frenchwoman in action in Tianjin

She further shared, “At 5-0 down, she had nothing more to lose, so she probably played a little bit more relaxed, and I got a little tight. But there were some great rallies. I just tried to stay present and positive, not panic because she was coming back. I was still up, I was 5-3 and my serve, and in the match, I did some great service games, so I was just trying to do the same and focus point by point. That’s what helped me.” 

Garcia celebrates after winning the 2017 Wuhan Open

Garcia won the title in 2017 Beijing also she lifted up the title in Wuhan last year. “Of course, I’ve won three titles in China so it’s bringing me luck,” said Garcia.”It’s really nice, China is doing a lot for women’s tennis. It’s very nice for me to win a title again because the emotion and the feeling after the match point is something very special and very difficult to describe,” she said. “That’s what you’re working on all year long to get, this trophy in your hand and those emotions.”

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