Caroline Garcia of France is starting to think that “good things may happen again” at New York after battling through a career low to make it to her first-ever US Open quarterfinal.
She defeated American Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-4, 6-1 to record her 12th straight victory. In Cincinnati, she made history by becoming the first qualifier to win a WTA Tour 1000 event.
It’s the climax of a difficult path to recovery for the former world number four, who had not won a singles championship since 2019 when she returned from a foot injury in May and was ranked 79th.
She added, “I’m delighted it’s working and it’s a good manner for me. I’m having fun, enjoying playing that way.
In the opening round of the Bad Homburg event in June, Garcia stated she had a crucial insight while she was trailing Aliaksandra Sasnovich by a set and told herself, “You have to go for it.”
“You continue to miss, but you must take action. You must adapt, you must find a method to get better, “She told New York reporters. “I was practicing being aggressive and moving forward, but I was having trouble doing it in games on the court. That’s when everything truly changed, in the second set of that first round. I took the risk. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I think it will.”