Caroline Garcia has dropped out of Australian Open 2023© AFP
Fourth seed Caroline Garcia lost in straight sets to Magda Linnett (6-7, 4-6) in the fourth round of the Australian Open women’s singles event. Garcia, the world No. 4, was one of the favorites to go the distance in this year’s first Grand Slam but failed to get past the 4th round. Garcia did not look confident in her last match either but managed to defeat world number 158 Laura Sigmund in a 3-setter. This time, however, he couldn’t find a way past Lynette.
France’s Garcia reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2018 with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win in 2 hours 10 minutes.
“He played a great match, he read me very well,” said a relieved fourth-seeded Garcia.
“I got more pressure and I was very nervous at the beginning.”
Garcia will next play 19th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia or world number 45 Magda Linnet of Poland.
It was a rollercoaster ride at the Kia Arena, a small stadium court at Melbourne Park, in front of a loud but well-behaved night session crowd.
“I’ve had a lot of support and it means a lot, and thank you very much,” Garcia said of the rocking atmosphere. “It was great. I didn’t know what to expect coming in here.”
With AFP input
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