Caroline Garcia will play a real quarter-final against Daria Kasatkina at the Masters

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Caroline Garcia will play a real quarter-final against Daria Kasatkina at the Masters

The victory of Daria Kasatkina against Coco Gauff (7-6, 6-3), on the night of Thursday to Friday, clarified the situation of Caroline Garcia in the Tracy Austin group of the Fort Worth Women’s Masters: if the French beats Kasatkina on Saturday, she will qualify for the semi-finals.

Thanks to his two successes in two matches, without having given up a single set in the process, Iga Swiatek, impressive against Garcia (6-3, 6-2) this Thursday, is already qualified and assured of first place in the group. Gauff, beaten twice, is eliminated before even challenging the world number 1 on Saturday.

“I can’t wait to prepare for this match because I still have a chance to qualify”

The second place in the group will therefore be disputed between Garcia and Kasatkina in what will be akin to a real quarter-final. The two players have already faced each other twice. Each has won once, the Lyonnaise in Wuhan in 2019 (6-2, 6-2), the Russian in San Jose in 2021 (3-6, 7-5, 6-3).

“Kasatkina varies the game a lot, she uses the whole court, different trajectories and she moves well, observed the 6th world Thursday evening in a press conference. The goal is going to be to rely on my serve and my return of serve to seize opportunities on her serve and really put her under pressure. Accept that some rallies last a little longer, but always with the mindset of going forward. I can’t wait to prepare for this match because I still have a chance to qualify and because it’s a challenge in relation to his style of play.”

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