Tennis News: French tennis player Caroline Garcia had to fight a little harder to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne in the 2023 season for the first time in the last four seasons.
The fourth seed eventually beat Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez 7-6, 7-5 at Rod Laver Arena to advance to the third round of the Australian Open in singles for the fifth time in her career.
After picking up a dominating first-round victory, the WTA Finals champion was forced to play hard by 2021 US Open runner-up Annie Fernandez. She came back after being trailed by a break in the first set and saved a set point in the second before ending the match after 1 hour 52 minutes.
The fourth seed also saved two break point chances in the first set and recovered from 0/4 and 2/5 in the first set tiebreaker.
Now Garcia is 12-3 against the Canadian tennis player while winning the last six games he has played.
To do so, the Frenchman found hard serves and more convincing returns at crucial moments. She fired 40 game winners, including 11 aces, more than double the 18 from Annie Fernandez’s racquet who didn’t land a single ace.
Garcia will next face Germany’s Laura Siegemund, who qualified for the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2020 season, in the third round of the Australian Open.
Siegemund was also forced to fight back before eliminating 27th seed Irina Camelia Begu 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
The winner of the two tennis players will face 19th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova or Polish tennis player Magda Linette in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Both tennis players need three sets to pass their respective matches. Alexandrova crushed the hopes of American Taylor Townsend 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, while Linette was able to beat 16th seed Anett Kontaveit 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
In other action, Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic looked stunning as she beat 18th seed Liudmila Samsonova 6-3 6-0 and booked a third round match against Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz who won also looked impressive when she sank Anastasia Potapova at 6-3, 6-2.
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