Andy Murray’s prediction that Caroline Garcia will become world number one may finally come true after the French woman achieved 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 semifinal at the US Open. Garcia has been playing on the WTA Tour for 11 years and after winning a wild card into the French Open in 2011, she almost caused a major 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 eye of Andy Murray who tweeted: “The girl Sharapova plays is going to be world number one one day Caroline Garcia what a player you heard it here first.”
Her prediction hasn’t come true yet, but it could in the future, and current women’s world number one Iga Swiatek finished the season with twice as many ranking points as any other player after winning the Open crowns. France and the United States this season. Garcia finished her season with the biggest win of her career, beating seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6, 6-4 to win the season-ending WTA Finals in Texas.
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