Caroline Garcia lived the best season of her career and deservedly reached the 4th position in the world ranking. The French player won three tournaments before competing in the WTA Finals: the Bad Homburg Open, the BNP Paribas Poland Open and the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati.
The most important success of her, obtained after the semifinals grabbed at the US Open, came at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth. The 29-year-old beat Coco Gauff and Daria Kasatkina in the Tracy Austin Group and gained access to the semi-finals despite losing to world number one Iga Swiatek.
In the penultimate act of the tournament, Garcia then dismissed Maria Sakkari with a resounding 6-3, 6-2. In the final she showed the great steps forward made from a mental point of view and was good at taking home the tie-break that opened the game with Aryna Sabalenka.
In the second half of the game, however, the French won all the important points and wrote the final word with a score of 6-4.
Caroline Garcia and 2023: "I want to improve further"
Caroline explained: "The turning point came in Cincinnati.
In that tournament I proved to myself that I could play and beat the best female players in the world. The best time of 2022? It is difficult to choose just one. Winning Bad Homburg meant a lot. Having confidence again was crucial.
I fought throughout the tournament, saving MP. It had been many years since my last final and my last title. It was a great result for me and my team. Then in Warsaw I beat the world number one for the first time. I have grown a lot in the last five years, even if I still make some mistakes, but I try to do my best.
I want to focus on the future, but also enjoy the present, see what I can improve in my game, my physicality and my mental abilities. I want to have this winning mentality." Just from the next Australian Open 2023, she will be among the favorites for the final victory of the Melbourne Slam, in a torunament which will be fll of surprises.