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CAROLINE GARCIA

Nationality:
France
Height:
177cm
Age:
30
Points:
2068
RANKING
#23

Bio

Caroline Garcia was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye on October 16, 1993. Over the course of her career, she has won a total of twelve WTA singles titles, including three WTA 1000 tournaments and the 2022 edition of the WTA Finals.

She also reached a semifinal at the 2022 US Open and a quarterfinal at the 2017 French Open andshe  reached the fourth place in the rankings in September 2018 and again in November 2022.

She is an excellent doubles player, paired with her countrywoman Kristina Mladenovic, she won the 2016 French Open and the 2022 edition of the Parisian Grand Slam and reached 2nd position in the ranking at the end of October 2016.

Career

A former junior Us Open finalist, Caroline Garcia made WTA and Grand Slam main draw debut at 2011 Australian Open, advancing to the second round. She won maiden singles title at 2014 Bogotá (d. Jankovic in F) and won the doubles (w/Arruabarrena), resulting the first player to win singles and doubles at same event since S.Williams at 2012 Olympics.

In 2015 Garcia reached her only finals in consecutive weeks, in Acapulco and Monterrey (l. Bacsinszky in both), and played the WTA Finals Rising Stars Invitational where she also qualified in doubles (w/Srebotnik – lost in RR stage).

She posted a third successive Top 40 season in 2016, as she won two WTA singles titles in Strasbourg (d. Lucic‐Baroni in F) and Mallorca (d. Sevastova in F) and reached the first Premier‐level SF of her career in Dubai (l. eventual finalist Strycova). Member of the French Fed Cup Team that advanced to 2016 final against Czech Republic, she went 2‐0 in singles, posting wins over Ka.Pliskova and Kvitova, although the Czechs won the tie 3‐2.

In 2017 she played the maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros. She then became the first player to win back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing, the first Premier-5 and Premier-Mandatory triumphs of her career. As a consequence, she became the first Frenchwoman to qualify for WTA Finals in 11 years, after Mauresmo in 2006.  

In 2018, Garcia completed her second straight top-20 season at No.19, down from No.7 in 2017.

She advanced to the round 16 at Australian Open for the first time (l. Keys), then she was upset by No.450 qualifier Rybakina in the second round in St. Petersburg. She made back-to-back quarterfinals appearances in Doha and Dubai (l. Muguruza on both occasions). On hardcourt, she suffered an opening match exit at Miami (after 1r bye, l. Riske) after a round-16 showing at Indian Wells (l. Kerber).

On clay, she reached the semifinals in both Madrid (l. Bertens) and Stuttgart (l. Vandeweghe). In Stuttgart, she defeated No.41 Sharapova, 15-year-old Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk and No.4 Svitolina in the quarterfinals for her first top-5 win of the season. She made the quarterfinals in Rome and enjoyed a round-16 run at Roland Garros (l. Kerber) improving her career win total in Paris to 10, her most wins of any Slam.

On grass, she reached the quarterfinals in Mallorca and suffered a first-round exit at Wimbledon (l. Bencic), her earliest exit at a major since 2016 Australian Open.  After Wimbledon, she posted a quarterfinal showing in Montreal losing to eventual champion Halep moving to 0-7 against reigning World No.1s, reached the round 16 in Cincinnati and the quarterfinals in New Haven (l. Puig). She moved then to the third round for the third straight year at US Open (l. Suárez Navarro) and rose to a career-high ranking of No.4 following the tournament.

She began the Asian swing with QF showing in Tokyo (l. Vekic) and a second round exit in Wuhan as defending champion (l. Siniakova). She failed to defend her title in Beijing, and fell out of the top-10 for the first time since October 9, 2017. She won the only title of the year in Tianjin (d. Karolina Pliskova). She made her second appearance in Zhuhai to end the season, but she failed to reach the semifinals.

In 2019, she starts the grass season in Nottingham, where she wins her eighth career title. During the race to the title she defeated: Naiktha Bains 6-1 6-2, Maia Lumsden 6-3 6-1, Elena Gabriela Ruse 4-6 7-6 6-1, Jennifer Brady 4-6 6-3 6-3 and, in the final act, Donna Vekic for 2-6 7-64 7-64. She competes in the Majorca tournament, where she is stopped in the quarterfinals by Angelique Kerber after having ousted Viktoryja Azaranka for 1-6 6-4 7-5 and Paula Badosa Gibert for 6-2 61-7 6-3 in three sets. In the London Grand Slam she succumbs in the first round to Zhang Shuai, who wins in two clear partials.

In 2020 and 2021, at the turn of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Frenchwoman does not achieve great results.

Unlike 2022, where she wins four titles: Bad Homburg, Warsaw, the Citi Open in Cincinnati and, above all, the WTA Finals. Thanks to these performances, she come back no.4 in the WTA Ranking. In 2022, she wins the Roland Garros for the second time, in the women's doubles, with Kristina Mladenovic.

Style of play

She has a strong first and second serve, known for her accuracy. She served the ninth-most aces in 2016, with 218. Her double hit means she also has solid net play, although this isn't often seen in her singles game.

She has good movement and footwork on the court, which helps him hit his groundstrokes effectively.

Garcia is a groundstroke, with consistent and powerful groundstrokes and a strong service game. Her forehand is the stronger winger than she is and can hit many clear winners. She also has a consistent and strong two-handed backhand.

Private life

Caroline Garcia was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in the Yvelines department, but soon after she moved with her family to Bron, a suburb of Lyon. She is the only child of Louis-Paul, a former sales manager whose family originates from the Costa Blanca region of Spain, and Mylène.

Until 2021, Garcia was trained by her father Louis-Paul.

In 2023, Garcia opened up about her struggles with bulimia nervosa following a foot injury and loss of fitness. She said conversations with her family and friends, as well as a break from tennis, helped her overcome bulimia and re-develop a healthy relationship with food.

Net worth and endorsements

The prize money for 2023 is $3,729,317. According to various platforms and sources, the estimated net worth of Carolina Garcia is $16 million US. While the salary she is receiving annually is $2 million US. In a WTA National Bank Open, Caroline received worth $10,750. In the grand Slams Wimbledon Open, she earned the prize money of $65,117.

Caroline has also been part of these sponsor deals which gives her income. At first for clothing, she wore NIKE for some time after then she switched to the Asics brand.

Titles

2022

WTA Finals, Fort Worth
Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
BNP Paribas Poland Open, Varsavia
Bad Homburg Open, Bad Homburg

2019

Nature Valley Open, Nottingham

2018

Tianjin Open, Tianjin

2017

China Open, Pechino
Wuhan Open, Wuhan

2016

Mallorca Open, Maiorca
Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasburgo

2015

Engie Open de Limoges, Limoges

2014

Copa Colsanitas, Bogotà


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