France's Caroline Garcia celebrates winning her group stage match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki –  Press image courtesy Reuters France's Caroline Garcia celebrates winning her group stage match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki – Press image courtesy Reuters

Garcia rallies past Wozniacki to stay alive in Singapore

Fri, Oct. 27, 2017
SINGAPORE – 27 October 2017 – Caroline Garcia produced a stunning comeback to grind down Caroline Wozniacki 0-6 6-3 7-5 to stay alive at the WTA Finals on Friday, the Frenchwoman rallying for her second Red Group triumph in a row on her tournament debut.

The world number eight's victory eliminated Elina Svitolina, who has lost her first two matches, with the Frenchwoman now needing the Ukrainian to beat Simona Halep in Friday's second match to continue her run through to the semi-finals.

Should the Romanian world number one triumph over Svitolina, she will advance along with Wozniacki, who was assured of a semi-final berth after easily winning her opening two matches in the Red Group.

Friday's match started as expected with Wozniacki, whose serve had been impenetrable all week, opening with a love hold before the Dane attacked the slow-starting Frenchwoman, who coughed up a couple of forehand errors to gift her an early break.

Wozniacki had recorded two 'bagels' in the wins over Svitolina and Halep, and the 27-year-old chalked up a third 6-0 set in as many matches after just 22 minutes of dominant action.
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