Recent semi-finalist of the US Open (beaten by Ons Jabeur) and back in the world top 10, Caroline Garcia has not won since. Defeated in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open tournament in Tokyo in September by the Chinese Zhang Shuai, the Frenchwoman gave up in the first round of the San Diego tournament (WTA 500), on the night of Monday to Tuesday, against the American Danielle Collins, 19th in the world, victorious in two sets (6-2, 7-6).
In difficulty in the first round, where she lost the three break points conceded to a hyperrealistic opponent, Garcia recovered in the second. Broken three more times (0-2, 2-4 then 4-5), she was able to come back in stride to go to the tie-break. Where Collins was intractable (7-4).