Caroline Garcia, qualified for the 2nd round at the US Open: “I am confident”

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Caroline Garcia, qualified for the 2nd round at the US Open: “I am confident”

“How do you analyze your victory against Kamilla Rakhimova (6-2, 6-4), this Monday in the first round of the US Open?
I am very happy to have launched my tournament. I couldn’t wait to get back on the court. It wasn’t a perfect game, but it was a good game. Now I can go back to training and keep improving. Today (Monday) the humidity was shocking. We were sweating so much, it was hell. We know the conditions can be tricky at the US Open and today was a good first test. It is very important to have passed it.

Do you think you can win the title in New York?
I have achieved good performances in recent weeks and in recent months, I am confident. I know my game is up. I know how to play, what works. With my team, we continue to train, to work on this game and to take the matches one after the other. We’ll see where it takes me. Obviously, winning a Grand Slam has been one of my goals since I started on the circuit. I work every day to see if I can reach it. It is a difficult but motivating goal.

“Until now, it’s not in Grand Slams that I’ve played my best tennis. I think I can improve on my best results”

Have you ever approached a Grand Slam with such confidence?
I had good results several times in Madrid before Roland-Garros where I imagine that I arrived confident. Until now, it is not in Grand Slam that I played my best tennis. I think I can improve on my best results. It’s a new challenge. I want to do better. Winning in Cincinnati gives a lot of positive energy.

How do you feel when you hear people consider you a title contender?
It’s kinda funny ’cause a couple of weeks or months ago nobody was thinking of me. (smile). It can go very quickly. Last week’s result changed a lot of things in people’s minds. You have a good week, you are the future champion. It’s sport, it’s tennis, that’s also why we love it. I play good tennis, I want to play aggressively and win as many matches as possible. We’ll see where that takes me. »

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