Cirstea Garcia Indian Wells

Cirstea signs upset against Garcia in Indian Wells

Sorana Cirstea scores a memorable win against Caroline Garcia of France in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 7-5) in their duel for the quarterfinals of the WTA 1000 Series in Indian Wells. The Romanian will face Swiatek or Raducanu in the quarterfinals.

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Caroline Garcia She jumped back onto the Indian Wells circuit after two wins that were much tighter than expected, against both Hungarian Galfi and Leylah Fernandez. His rival was a Romanian Sorana Cirstea player who had not experienced the best moment of his career, but who had gone through the previous three rounds without dropping a single set.

Cirstea manages to hit

The game started very difficult for Garcia, although she was considered the favorite in the previous one, as Cirstea took the lead in the first break of the duel. Despite this start, the Frenchman immediately regained the break and gave the result an even score. The tournament’s Fifth seed improved his feel, especially on his serve, but the Romanian showed he had the level to compete evenly, coming back to break the lead in the seventh game. The Romanian won the first set 6-4.

The outlook remained the same from the start of the second set, and Sorana was ready to surprise, and even more so after a fast break to lead 4-2. Garcia didn’t give up and capitalizing on a string of mistakes from her rival, she came back to tie the score, leaving an atmosphere where anything could happen. At 4-4, the French would have to save three break points to shift the pressure to the Romanian, who just couldn’t match it. Caroline signed another break and ruled the set 6-4.

After a changeable close to the second set, Cirstea proved she had not suffered a blow, breaking in the first break of the set and then increasing the gap with the second break. Everything seemed defined. However, Garcia continued to fight and regained two stops, so the definition is a mere detail. Taking advantage of some mistakes by the French, the Romanian made another break to finish 6-5. In the end, Cirstea sealed her victory with a final score of 7-5.

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