Caroline Garcia opens up on her emotional turmoil of losing her grandmother days before the US Open where she crashed out in the first round

Caroline Garcia lost 4-6, 1-6 to Wang Yafan in the first round of the 2023 US Open.


Caroline Garcia opens up on her emotional turmoil of losing her grandmother days before the US Open where she crashed out in the first round

Caroline Garcia (Source: Fox Sports)

French tennis player Caroline Garcia recently revealed that she lost her grandmother a few days before her US Open campaign. The World No. 10 revealed that the tragic incident clearly had a big impact on her as she got eliminated from the Grand Slam in the first round itself, which is uncharacteristic of her given the form she has been in the past couple of months. 

Garcia said that her parents called her to give the sad news a day before her first-round match. Initially, she did not think of going back home, as the US Open is a Major event. However, deep down, she was very emotional and could not focus.

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“My body and especially my heart were hurt. I was very emotional and couldn’t concentrate. I thought I was getting there but there was already the stress of the US Open, I knew it was one of my last shots to qualify for the Masters,” she said as a guest on the “Stephen Time” show on RMC on Sunday.

“I wanted to go on the court, I knew my grandmother loved to see me play and would have wanted me to do so. It gave me the motivation to try to go all the way for her. But it was impossible. The heart and the body have their reasons that we cannot understand. After I left the singles tournament, I immediately wanted to go back to be with my family,” Garcia added. 

Garcia faced Wang Yafan of China in the first round of the 2023 US Open and she lost in straight sets, which surprised everyone. After the revelation of her grandmother’s demise, though, it became understandable to everyone. Moreover, she had also pulled out of the doubles event after her first-round match was already fixed. 

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Caroline Garcia’s recent form 

Garcia’s form ever since the 2023 US Open has just been average. She got eliminated from the round of 16 of the San Diego Open by Danielle Collins, the semifinal of the Guadalajara Open, the quarterfinal of the Japan Open by Maria Sakkari, the quarterfinal of the China Open by Iga Swiatek and the round of 16 of the Zhengzhou Open by Jasmine Paolini

Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia (Source: Twitter/Tennis World)

The World No. 10 has to up her game as soon as possible if she wants to start the upcoming season on a high. Caroline Garcia has already missed out on the opportunity to qualify for the 2023 ATP Finals. 

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