Garcia produces stunning comeback to progress at WTA Finals

WTA Finals Caroline Garcia overcomes Elina Svitolina in three set thriller

After conceding only two games to Elina Svitolina in their opening Red-Group match, 6-2, 6-0, in under an hour, she dealt out similar treatment to the woman who reached No1 just a week before travelling to Singapore, Simona Halep, 6-0, 6-2, and in only 63 minutes.

Karolina Pliskova in the White Group and Caroline Wozniacki in the Red Group have taken the WTA Finals in Singapore by storm to assure their places in the semi-finals after just two matches apiece. In addition, the Ukrainian could affect the fate of Garcia, that in case of defeat Halep reached the semi-finals.

The former No. 1 from Denmark, who made only seven unforced errors in the match, took advantage of the slow court, using the time to set up her shots and cover more ground.

Debut participation in the Final tournament of the WTA brought Elina Svitolina 275 points and 283 thousand dollars in prize money.

Garcia recovered from a desperate first set to beat Wozniacki 0-6 6-3 7-5, and then had to wait for the result of the final round-robin match in Singapore. "But if I can win in two sets, I'm sure I would be just as happy about it, and my team would be even more". Probably I would change, but it didn't happen.' Had expectations of playing in the WTA Finals been overwhelming? "That's why I think I won these two matches".

That meant that Garcia ended up top of the group with Wozniacki second, while Halep joined Svitolina in exiting the Far East event. "But I played into her hands today, in my opinion, and that was too much".

"Everything went so fast for me, so I'm very stressed to be here, but now I enjoy it and it's the best moment".

"I just felt 100 percent that the court is not for me and I can not finish a point", the Romanian said. These losses have also left Svitolina confused, as she had no loss of form entering the tournament: 'I was feeling fine. I really wanted to keep improving, play every single match and get experience. "I had the chance to serve it out and I didn't". Each time, I play different, and she plays differently.



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