There are no longer any French in the Australian Open singles draws.
Caroline Garcia (n ° 4) was eliminated in the round of 16 by the Polish Magda Linette (45th) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, Monday in Melbourne.
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The Lyonnaise, tense, has never been able to deploy her attacking game, Magda Linette will experience her first Grand Slam quarter-final.
I can't believe it.
I don't know what is happening to me.
I do not know what to say.
I was confident, I had a good level
, ”summarized the Polish who continues after significant successes against the Estonian Anett Kontaveit (n°16) and the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova (n°19).
Caroline Garcia will long be accompanied by the regrets of a missed opportunity attached to an open board.
The Lyonnaise got off to an ideal start, confiscating her rival's serve from the start twice to lead 3-0, before losing the thread, like a sudden less free gesture, less lively movement.
She suddenly saw the Pole come back into the match to lead 6-5 and place her (18 unforced errors in the 1st set) under pressure after a 1st set lost in the tie-break, due to an evaporated efficiency in the service.
I can't take it anymore
In the 1st game of the 2nd set, annoyed by the grip of Linette, Garcia barely expressed her frustration, that of a game tied up, deprived of flames.
Caroline Garcia had had a great end to the season (semi-finalist at the US Open, winner of the Masters) and was among the candidates most regularly cited for the title.
It will have to digest before reviving.
Magda Linette, who had never passed the third round in a Grand Slam, will meet the Czech Karolina Pliskova (31st) for a place in the semi-finals.