Get to Know: Caroline Garcia
Rank: World No. 8
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-En-Laye, France
Height: 5’ 10” (1.77m)
Career Winnings (to date): $7,388,034 USD
France’s Caroline Garcia won two back-to-back singles titles in 2017 in Wuhan and Beijing, respectively, before qualifying for the WTA Finals where she reached the semifinals. On her way to the Beijing title, she defeated Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina, ranked No. 2 and No. 3 at the time. Her match against Svitolina was named the ‘Best Match of the Year’ by WTA, as Garcia completed a three-set, three-hour unseeded victory over Svitolina by saving match point. She also reached four semifinals and three quarterfinals this year, and had her first top 1 0 season of her career.
Caroline Garcia joins the Volvo Car Open for her sixth straight year competing in singles play. The French native is coached by her father Louis Paul Garcia and competed in a wide variety of sports as a child, choosing tennis as her favorite. Garcia’s career grew to great prominence in doubles-play after winning the 2016 French Open doubles title. She also won the Volvo Car Open’s doubles title that same year. Garcia’s singles career took off in 2017 after notable wins in Wuhan and Beijing.. She boasts her highest ever WTA ranking as the World No. 8 singles player heading into the 2018 season.
Singles – Winner (5): 2017 – Wuhan, Beijing; 2016 – Strasbourg, Mallorca; 2015 – 125/Limoges; 2014 – Bogotá.
Doubles – Winner (6): 2016 – Charleston (Volvo Car Open), Stuttgart, Madrid, French Open Title at Roland Garros (all w/Mladenovic); 2015 – Eastbourne (w/Srebotnik); 2014 – Bogotá (w/Arruabarrena); 2013 – 125/Taipei (w/Shvedova).