Caroline Garcia bounces back in WTA Finals

TennisOctober 26 2017 12:00pm The Times If players can barely be bothered with the post-season why should fans?newStuart Fraser Tennis Writer

But if Pliskova's form has been hot, that of Caroline Wozniacki has been sizzling.

Caroline Garcia has made a habit out of winning from hard positions and the Frenchwoman needed to call on her ability to turn around a tough situation once more on Friday to ride her momentum into the last four of the WTA Finals.

Garcia will face American Venus Williams, who finished second out of the White Group, in the semifinals, while the group's victor, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, will face Wozniacki, who had already advanced before Friday's match.

She then had to wait for the result of the other Red Group match between Halep and Elina Svitolina, which the latter took 6-3 6-4.

If Pliskova can win the title in Singapore, she will be back in the top position in women's singles tennis.

She ends her WTA Finals campaign with a 1-2 record, after beginning the week with a victory over Garcia.

If that does not occur, Halep will advance as Red Group runner-up, behind Wozniacki, who has already booked a place in the last-four round. "She played really well, and she deserved to win".

The statistics suggested that Svitolina had not played poorly: 33 winners to 22 unforced errors. "Also, the court is a little bit slow and I just felt heavy", she added. Yeah, just like this week - of course, I was expecting a better week, better tennis from my side, but unfortunately everything goes wrong this week, everything. So probably when I finish the tournament, I will, you know, have questions for my team and for myself, of course, what I did wrong, because, you know, this kind of matches I played, they were, like, really bad tennis from me. "I think this court is great for the all-around player who can play both aggressive and defense."The sixth-seeded Wozniacki saved the one break point she faced in the fifth game of the second set".

And what of No1?

However, the Dane could not finish the job despite serving for the match and getting within two points of victory.

"Obviously, it's a huge deal". I'm a different player, for sure.

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