Former World No. 4 Carolina Garcia, of France, has entered the WTA Strasbourg Women's Internationals, the tournament organisers have confirmed. This year's event will mark the 34th edition of the tournament and it would be Garcia's sixth appearance in the main draw of the tournament.
She is currently ranked No. 46 in the world and is the second highest ranked Frenchwoman on the WTA Tour. The tournament will be held from May 16 to May 23rd on clay and is one of the warm-up events for the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament in Paris.
Garcia won this event in 2016 and reached the final last year in 2019, going down to Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 in a thrilling match that lasted just less than three hours. In 2016, Garcia defeated Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the final while in 2017, she lost in the semi-finals to Australian Daria Gavrilova.
She also played the event in 2012 and 2013 - going down in the second round of qualifying in 2012 and losing in the first round of the 2013 event where had received a wild card and went down to Georgia's Anna Tatishvili.
Garcia joins Pauline Parmentier and Amandine Hesse, who have already confirmed their participation in the event. At this year's Australian Open, Garcia lost in the second round to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur while in her most recent event, she lost to Fiona Ferro in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open in Russia. Garcia was part of the French team that won the Fed Cup over Australia in November last year.