US Open – Caroline Garcia was overwhelmed in the semifinals by Ons Jabeur

US Open – Caroline Garcia was overwhelmed in the semifinals by Ons Jabeur

US Open – Caroline Garcia was overwhelmed in the semifinals by Ons Jabeur

The 28-year-old Frenchwoman has never managed to break free from the pressure or set her aggressive game. For his part, Jabeur (28) will play his second consecutive major final after Wimbledon. You will be against the Polish Iga Swiatek (No. 1 in the world) or the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (6th). “It’s wonderful ! After Wimbledon (final defeat against Elena Rybakina, ed), I was under a lot of pressure and I’m really relieved to have confirmed my results. The hardcourt season had started a little badly, but I’m very happy to be in the final“, commented the Tunisian. Garcia appeared very tense as soon as she entered the court of Arthur-Ashe, contrary to what she had let transpire during the previous rounds.

And it never got free. She holds the record for aces for the season (316 ahead of time) and for this year’s tournament (30 ahead of time) she only made 2 (all in the second set) against 8 for Jabeur. And she made a total of 23 unforced errors (versus her opponent’s 15). Lyonnaise missed the first inning by completely missing her first serving game (four unforced errors) and allowing the rest. Conversely, Jabeur started with two aces and won his first serving game by taking the lead 2-0. The French then won her first and only game of the set, which she offered her opponent in the 14th unforced error (against 5 of the Tunisian in this first set). In the second set, Jabeur scored the break taking the lead 3-1 and then kept the lead until the end.

Despite the injunctions of the father “Put the pressure on“Waving her forward onto the pitch, Garcia was unable to put her game right. This game that allowed her to line up a streak of 13 straight wins from the first qualifying round in Cincinnati where she won her 10th career title. right before landing in New York. Still ranked 79th in the world in May, the former No. 4 will return to the Top 10 on Monday in 10th place. “I knew he played fantastic tennis and put a lot of pressure on his opponent. It wasn’t easy for me, but I was so well prepared mentally …“, explained Jabeur. As for the sequel, the Tunisian admitted with a smile that she hoped that Swiatek and Sabalenka will tear themselves apart”for five hoursAnd it is the first that will challenge in the final on Saturday.

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