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Streaking Garcia Can Win Wimbledon

Continuing her excellent grass-court run, Caroline Garcia has spent Wimbledon week one stretching one streak and snapping one other.

An assertive Garcia slashed 16 aces stopping Zhang Shuai 7-6(3), 7-6(5) to cost into the Wimbledon fourth spherical for the primary time since 2017.

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It is Garcia’s eighth straight grass-court win following her run to her eighth profession title in Bad Homburg final month.

The victory vaults the two-time Roland Garros doubles champion right into a fourth-round match vs. Marie Bouzkova.

All this from the 28-year-old Frenchwoman, who arrived at SW19 mired in a four-match Wimbledon dropping streak. 

Afterward Zhang stated “of course” Garcia can win Wimbledon.

If you are pondering that is well mannered reward from a pleasant opponent, take a look at Zhang’s latest historical past of dropping aggressive matches to ladies who went on to seize Grand Slam titles and maybe think about her standpoint.

“Why not?,” Zhang stated of Garcia elevating the Rosewater Dish. “Because last year at US Open I lost to Emma [Raducanu] second round. I feel, like, oh, my God, she play so good, and then she won the tournament.

“Three years in the past I play towards Simona [Halep] right here at quarterfinals, after which she gained the Wimbledon. And additionally I performed third spherical Sofia Kenin, Australia Open. She gained the event.”

The Forty first-ranked Chinese stated she’s shared her confidence with Garcia, too.

“So so many time, I just tell Caro, so many time, yeah, they beat me, after, they won the [Grand Slam] tournament,” Zhang stated. “She say, Okay, don’t tell me too early. She have to concentrate next match.”

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