“Looks like Coco doesn’t really like it,” Caroline Garcia reveals her winning strategy against an in-form Coco Gauff after her epic victory in the Miami Open

Garcia has now become the first woman from France to reach the quarterfinals in Miami since 2012.


“Looks like Coco doesn’t really like it,” Caroline Garcia reveals her winning strategy against an in-form Coco Gauff after her epic victory in the Miami Open

Caroline Garcia, Coco Gauff (Images via X)

France’s Caroline Garcia knocked out USA’s Coco Gauff and stopped her progress into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open. After winning the first set, Garcia couldn’t dominate the second, winning just one game. But she made a brilliant comeback in the third set to clinch the victory with scores of 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in an hour and 43 minutes.

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In the post-match press conference, a journalist asked Garcia about the weapons she used to challenge the American youngster. Garcia said that she tries to be aggressive, which Gauff doesn’t like.

Yeah, I think you're right. I try to always be very aggressive and take some time away. Looks like Coco doesn't really like it. We had some good battles in the past, and I always try to go as much as I can with confidence and conviction in my shot.
Garcia said during the press conference

Before this match, Gauff and Garcia were 2-2 in their head-to-head record. The Frenchwoman revealed the tie record and also the fact that she defeated Naomi Osaka in the previous match in straight sets 7-6(7-4), 7-5 gave her confidence.

To have a tied record with Coco gives me confidence that I have to go for it, especially after the match yesterday with Naomi. I try to take as much time away as I can against her.
Garcia added

Caroline Garcia has now won last three matches against Coco Gauff

Caroline Garcia has won two back-to-back matches against Grand Slam champions. As mentioned before, the 23rd seed had defeated Naomi Osaka, who is a four-time Grand Slam champion, in the previous round.

Caroline Garcia
Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia (Images via X)

That win over Coco Gauff was Garcia’s first win over a Grand Slam champion since 2022. The two have faced each other five times now, with Garcia leading the head-to-head record 3-2. Gauff was also defeated by Garcia in their last three encounters- in the current Miami Open, in the 2022 WTA Finals, and the 2022 US Open.

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Notably, Garcia has now become the first woman from France to reach the quarterfinals in Miami since 2012. Marion Bartoli, a former Wimbledon champion, advanced into the last four stages of the Miami Open in 2012. It will be interesting to see if Garcia becomes the first Frenchwoman to reach the Miami Open final or not.

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