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11-year-old Andy Murray’s prediction may finally come true after Caroline Garcia win | Tennis | Sport

Andy Murray’s prediction that Caroline Garcia will become world number one may finally come true after the French woman scored the biggest win of her career. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise up the rankings this season, from outside the top 70 in June to a career-high world number four.

Garcia’s rise up the rankings came after winning four tournaments this season and also reaching the US Open semifinal. Garcia has been playing on the WTA Tour for 11 years and after winning a wild card at the French Open in 2011, she almost caused a huge upset against then world number one Maria Sharapova.

Garcia led the second-round match 6-3, 4-1 before the five-time Grand Slam winner responded by winning 11 straight games. However, the young French talent caught the attention of Andy Murray, who tweeted: “The girl Sharapova plays is going to be number one in the world one day, Caroline Garcia, what a player, you heard it here first.”

Her prediction has yet to come true, but it could in the future, with reigning women’s world number one Iga Swiatek ending the season with twice as many ranking points as any other player after winning the 2010 Open crowns. France and the United States this season. Garcia ended her season with the biggest win of her career, edging seventh-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 6-4 to win the season-ending WTA Finals in Texas.

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