Already at the early stage of this year’s edition of the WTA 1000 in Montreal there was a real sensation. Caroline Garcia, a player at the top of the ranking, unexpectedly lost and was eliminated from the tournament. This is the second defeat of the Frenchwoman with the same player in prestigious competitions this year.
Women’s tennis is usually characterized by the fact that surprises are frequent in it and, paradoxically, you can get used to them. On the other hand, it is hard not to be surprised when, at an early stage of a prestigious tournament – and this is the WTA 1000 in Montreal – a competitor who could compete for the highest laurels drops out. This time we witnessed this kind of story with Caroline Garcia in the lead role. The Frenchwoman disappointed, although the expectations for her were high.
Caroline Garcia was quickly eliminated from WTA Montreal
This year’s edition of the Canadian competition is full of unexpected events. Previously, hardly anyone would also assume a quick defeat of Jelena Ostapenko, who fell in a clash with Jennifer Brady (returning after a long break). Elina Switolina also said goodbye to the tournament, and yet it was she who defeated Iga Świątek in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and it seemed that she could stay in the top for longer.
Now the aforementioned Garcia has also joined this group, for whom Marie Bouzkova becomes a real nemesis. It was she who eliminated the 6th racket of the WTA ranking in the aforementioned British Grand Slam and it was she who also threw her out of the games in Montreal.
Caroline Garcia fell in three sets
There was no successful rematch, although the competition looked quite even in the first set. The representative of the Czech Republic, however, held firm, despite the fact that she quickly lost her serve. Then, however, there was a return break, and in the next game Bouzkova triumphed at the opponent’s serve. She managed to keep the advantage gained until the end of the set ended with a score of 6:4.
The second half of the match was completely opposite to the first, although the result was the same. Garcia managed to make up for the loss and thus lead to the third game. In it, however, Bouzkova’s dominance was clear. She took the initiative, threw the Frenchwoman off balance with the services themselves, and also scored many points after effective returns. After the 6:2 victory, it became 2:1 in the whole match and it was the Czech who went on.