"A nightmare". This is how Caroline Garcia describes her new setback suffered this Saturday. The Frenchwoman, 4th in the world, was eliminated in the 3rd round of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome by the 100th ranked player, Colombian Camila Osorio, in a match disrupted by rain (6-4, 6-4).
Started almost two hours late due to very capricious weather, the match was interrupted a little more than an hour at the beginning of the second set. This forced break did not allow the 29-year-old Frenchwoman, already leading 6-4, 1-1, to restore order in a disjointed tennis, marred by many direct faults and missed volleys.
Broken again at 3-3 in the second set and totally dejected, the last tricolor of the women's draw could not do anything to prevent this new premature elimination at the beginning of the year complicated for her.
New disappointment for Caro Garcia... ❌
As in Madrid, the French N°1 lost in the 3rd round in Rome against Camila Osorio 6-4 6-4.
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'It's becoming a nightmare'
"Often the intentions are not bad, but the realization is bad. There were some good things at the beginning but the silly mistakes came back quite quickly and I finally sank on my own," she told the press, in tears.
"I'd like to understand. I make the effort but it doesn't work, it becomes a nightmare, "said Garcia, winner of the Masters last November. Irregular since the beginning of the year, Caroline Garcia has not managed to string together three victories in a row since the Monterrey tournament in early March, where she lost in the final against Croatian Donna Vekic. A state of form that worries a little more than two weeks of Roland-Garros (May 28-June 11).