Wimbledon: men's schedule and results
Wimbledon: ladies schedule and results
And seven. On the heels of her title in Bad Homburg, the 8th of her career, the Lyonnaise, 55th in the world, chained a seventh consecutive victory, Wednesday on the Center Court of Wimbledon by dominating the star with the head and shoulders Britain's Emma Raducanu (6-3, 6-3).
Rarely worried, Garcia was the boss on the court against a prodigy who has had a hard time confirming since her surprise victory at the US Open 2021. “
I have always been an aggressive player, especially on the grass,
slips the French .
I volley rather well and I have confidence in this sector of play. And as it is physically better, I can project myself more easily than before at the net.
I took control of the exchanges in this game.
I was able to stay focused on my services while remaining impactful.
It's nice to see that my offensive game is paying off and that it's working in my favor.
That hasn't been the case for the past few months
A successful baptism of fire for its premiere on the mythical Center Court: “
I'm happy to have been able to play good tennis on a big court.
This has not always been the case on the central at the US Open or at Roland-Garros.
I had prepared very well for this match.
Emma is very strong and she has already shown that she can play very well in big events.
There, in addition, she was supported by the public
The former 4th player in the world, out of confidence and results for many months, had not managed to chain such a series of victories since the 2019 season and had not beaten a top 20 since Roland-Garros in autumn 2020. If the confidence is there, fatigue accumulates, but the good results make us forget the small physical glitches:
“I prefer to chain the matches and have the body that shoots than the reverse.
I'm doing the best I can to recover.
I have had a difficult last few months.
Last season, the physical did not follow too much.
But this winter, we did a lot of physical preparation to regain dynamism.
It didn't pay off at the start of the year, but this work is starting to bear fruit
She will find in the 3rd round the Chinese Zhang Shuai, 41st in the world with a good opportunity to find the stage of the 8th finals as in 2017. With a desire for revenge too.
I played it at Wimbledon a few years ago
(scathing defeat 6-4, 6-in the 1st round in 2019, Ed)
She often performs in Grand Slams.
It's up to me to stay focused on my game and to stay aggressive to prevent him from putting his game in place.