Disappointment for Caroline Garcia, eliminated from the Australian Open in the night from Sunday to Monday by the Polish Magda Linette (7-6/6-4). The seeded number 4, defeated in the round of 16, admitted having struggled to manage his new status as favorite. “It’s one of the parameters with which I am less comfortable. I have to manage to work on it to manage it better. My own expectations are quite high and maybe I’m shooting myself in the foot, ”she said at a press conference.
“I can’t break free”
The Lyonnaise said she was “very disappointed” at not having managed to “keep [ses] emotions under control and to put [son] game in place and [se] release forward”, while confiding that this inability was not “a real surprise”, compared to the difficulties encountered in previous matches.
“What’s annoying is that I can’t manage to free myself, to put my game in place, to move forward. I didn’t get to the net much… And that’s what saddens me the most, ”concluded Caroline Garcia, who places this elimination at the same level as that in the semi-finals at the US Open. She will soon have the opportunity to return to the court, next week, at home in Lyon, even if “a Grand Slam defeat, whatever the following tournament, is difficult to digest”.