In an interview to Le Parisien Caroline Garcia recalled her best French Open memories. The French player said: "When i see the images of 2011 and that famous match (the second round loss to Maria Sharapova), I tell myself that I made a long way.
I also see that there are very young players of 17, 18 years old and I am 26. On the tour, from January to November, you spend a lot of weeks. You have to be able to enjoy." Asked if she sometimes feels the tiredness of playing tennis, Garcia replied: "It's human.
It's complicated especially when you work and you do not see the results. There is a physical and mental suffering. Sometimes we really get injured. Mentally, it's tough. But you also know what you want and why you do it.
This is where we see the big champions, Nadal and Djokovic. The best guys are able to get back and learn all the time." What does she need to do to win a Grand Slam? "It misses something... Managing to get through all the difficulties that we face over two weeks on court and off.
You stay focused on yourself constantly, you forget what's happening around. It's not easy for me because it goes against my personality." Garcia doesn't love early training sessions: "I don't want to come at 8:00.
When I came from Strasbourg, I had to go and play at 8:00 if I wanted to train on the Lenglen or Chatrier, and it wasn't the priority."