Rouen Tennis Open: Caroline Garcia crushes Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in 2 sets, 6-1, 6-0, and flies to the quarters

Rouen France – After Diane Parry’s withdrawal against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the round of 16 of the Open Capfinances Rouen Métropole, it was the French n°1 Caroline Garcia who was able to face the Slovak this Thursday, April 18. She won her match 6-1, 6-0.

What there is to know

It was a quick match. French No. 1 Caroline Garcia (23rd player in the world) won her ticket to the quarter-finals after 48 minutes of play… Beating her opponent Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (68th) 6-1, 6-0.

Caroline Garcia, 30, will play her place in the semi-final this Friday, April 19. She should in principle face the Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse.

Last Frenchwoman in the running!

On Wednesday, French No. 3 Diane Parry was forced to withdraw from the tournament following an injury after a brilliantly won first set 6-3, automatically qualifying Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.

Rouen Tennis Open: Diane Parry wins the 1st set 6-3 against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová then withdraws

Former world number 1 Naomi Osaka failed to defend her place against Italian Martina Trevisan. Sloane Stephens beat Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 6-2.

This Thursday morning, Frenchwoman Varvara Gracheva lost to Yuan Yue in three sets. And Clara Burel (44th in the world) was dominated by Elena Gabriela Ruse (162nd) in three sets, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3.

A few headliners have therefore put down their rackets. And the hope of a French victory in singles now rests solely on the shoulders of Caroline Garcia.

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