Caroline Garcia reflects on overcoming doubts and rediscovering her offensive game



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Caroline Garcia reflects on overcoming doubts and rediscovering her offensive game

Caroline Garcia, 28, admitted that journey toward rediscovering her offensive game wasn't easy but she is glad that she is once again playing freely and making strong results. Last week, Garcia wrote tennis history by becoming the first qualifier to win a WTA 1000 title.

In the Cincinnati final, Garcia defeated Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-4 for her third title of the year. En route to winning Cincinnati, Garcia also defeated Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula. "Well, it's definitely the one I'm doing better.

Defense is working one day here and there, but not so much," Garcia told WTA insider. "You know, I think when I arrived on the Tour, I was definitely playing like that. That's the way it was working for me. That's the way I learned to play tennis.

It was working."

Garcia on rediscovering her offensive game

Two months ago in Bad Homburg, Garcia lifted her first title since 2019.

Now, Garcia has three titles in 2022. Garcia, who was once the fourth-ranked player in the world, has returned to the 17th spot in the world. "Then obviously playing that game style is not always working," Garcia added.

"You have to have a true belief in it. If not, mistakes are coming quite quickly. And it can still sometimes, you know, any time. You have to go 100% in it. Sometimes I did doubt about it, because it was not always working, and you try to forget about what people are saying, but it's always coming to your ears one way or another, and sometimes from people who are well known, things like that.

So it always affects you. Then I doubted. Then I did it kind of half and half, and it was not working anymore. You try to do less unforced errors, you go back, but then you do less winners because you are less inside the court.

So it's not a straight way. It's not like you know what you have to do. You know, times goes and you realize it's not working the other way, and you try to change, you try to get people around you who believe in this game style who made you move even more forward than you did in the past. And I did like it a lot."