WTA Finals, France, US Open, doubles: Everything you always wanted to know about Caroline Garcia (but never had time to find out) – updated after US Open first-round loss
Caroline Garcia is enjoying a resurgence in 2022 with four singles titles, including the season-ending WTA Finals. Here are answers to some common questions about the Frenchwoman
Who is Caroline Garcia?
Caroline Garcia is a French tennis player who competes on the women’s professional tour. She was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. As of August 20, 2023, she is the world No 6.
What did Caroline Garcia do at the WTA Finals in 2022?
At the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, Caroline Garcia became only the second Frenchwoman to win the season-ending finale. Garcia went 2-1 in round-robin play, beating Coco Gauff and Daria Kasatkina and losing to top-ranked Iga Swiatek. In the semi-finals, Garcia defeated Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-2 and then the Frenchwoman beat Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 6-4 to win the biggest title of her career.
What did Caroline Garcia do at the US Open in 2022?
Garcia reached the semi-finals of the US Open, her first time in the last four of a slam, before losing to Ons Jabeur. The Frenchwoman’s run to the semis took her back into the top 10, something she said she had never expected even earlier in the year, when she was battling injury.
“After my withdrawal from Miami in March (in the first round against Anna Bondar), I could never have believed that I could do it,” she told L’Equipe. “I could never have believed it. It was impossible. We had a problem with my foot (left heel) that had been going on for months or even years. A tear in the fascia.”
Despite this breakthrough run, Garcia could not replicate the same success the following year. After a difficult season in which the Frenchwoman struggled greatly with form, Garcia lost in the opening round at the 2023 US Open to Chinese qualifier Wang.
What did Caroline Garcia achieve in Cincinnati in 2022?
On August 21, 2022, Garcia won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, a WTA 1000 Series event, with a straight-sets win over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Garcia came through the qualifying draw and then scored wins over fourth seed Maria Sakkari, seventh seed Jessica Pegula and sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka before her win over Kvitova, a former world No 2.
How old is Caroline Garcia?
Garcia, who stands at 5ft 10in (1.77m) tall, was born on October 16, 1993 and is currently 29 years old (as of August 20, 2023).
Was Garcia a good junior?
Garcia peaked at No 5 in the ITF world junior rankings in December 2011. That year, Garcia reached the semi-finals of the first three Grand Slam junior events in singles and also finished runner-up in the US Open girls singles event, losing to American Grace Min.
Who is Garcia’s coach?
Garcia is coached by Bertrand Perret. The pair began working together at the start of 2022 and though they split just before the 2022 WTA Finals, they reunited in April 2023.
She was earlier coached by her father, Louis Paul Garcia.
What is Caroline Garcia’s highest ranking?
Garcia’s highest singles ranking has been No 4, which she first achieved in September 2018. After winning the 2022 Cincinnati Open, she jumped back into the top 20 at No 17. And after making the semi-finals at the US Open, she returned to the world’s top 10 and her win at the WTA Finals has put her back to No 4 in the world.
Her current ranking and ranking history are available on her WTA Tour profile page.
Is Caroline Garcia a good doubles player?
Garcia has also been a top-rated doubles player, peaking at No 2 in October 2016. She has won seven doubles titles, including her home Grand Slam – Roland-Garros – on two occasions with compatriot Kristina Mladenovic.
How many WTA titles has Caroline Garcia won?
Garcia has won 11 WTA singles titles, including the 2022 WTA Finals. Outside of that, her biggest titles have come in Cincinnati (2022), Wuhan (2017) and Beijing (2017).
She has also claimed seven WTA doubles titles, five of them with Mladenovic, whom she has partnered to two French Open titles.
What is Caroline Garcia’s best performance at a Grand Slam?
In singles, Garcia’s best performance came at the US Open in 2022, when she stormed to the semi-finals. Before that, she reached the quarter-finals at Roland-Garros in 2017. She also made the last 16 in Paris in 2018 and 2021. The Frenchwoman also reached the fourth round of the Australian Open (2018) and Wimbledon (2017 and 2022).
In doubles, Garcia has won the women’s doubles title at Roland-Garros twice – in 2016 and 2022 – both of which came with countrywoman Kristina Mladenovic.
Has Garcia won the Billie Jean King Cup representing France?
Garcia was part of the French team that won the Billie Jean King Cup (earlier known as Fed Cup) in 2019. She and Mladenovic defeated Ashleigh Barty and Sam Stosur in the final doubles match to clinch the trophy for France.
How much prize money has Garcia won in her career?
Garcia has won more than $16 million in career prize money as of August 20, 2023. You can find her updated prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.