116 Facts About Caroline Garcia


Caroline Garcia is a French professional tennis player.


Caroline Garcia has a career high ranking of world No 4 in singles and world No 2 in doubles.


Caroline Garcia is a two-time major champion in doubles, having won the French Open women's doubles title in 2016 and 2022 partnering Kristina Mladenovic.


Caroline Garcia has qualified for the WTA Finals on two occasions, and alongside Mladenovic was voted the 2016 WTA Doubles Team of the Year.


Caroline Garcia has won eleven WTA Tour singles titles, including three at the WTA 1000 level: the 2017 Wuhan Open, 2017 China Open and 2022 Cincinnati Open.


Caroline Garcia achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No 4 in both September 2018 and November 2022, the latter after winning the 2022 WTA Finals.


Caroline Garcia has represented France in the Billie Jean King Cup since 2013, and was part of the team that won the title in 2019.


Caroline Garcia won a Fed Cup Heart Award in 2016 for her role in leading France to its first final in eleven years.


Caroline Garcia has twice competed for France at the Olympics.


Caroline Garcia was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in the Yvelines departement, but moved with her family to Bron, a suburb of Lyon, shortly after.


Caroline Garcia is the only child of Louis-Paul, a former sales manager whose family originates from the Spanish Costa Blanca region, and Mylene.


In 2023, Caroline Garcia opened up about her struggles with bulimia nervosa following a foot injury and a loss of form.


Caroline Garcia stated that conversations with family and friends, as well as a break from tennis, helped her to overcome bulimia, and to develop a healthy relationship with food .


Caroline Garcia reached her highest junior ranking of 5, on 12 December 2011.


Caroline Garcia made entry into the French Open as a wildcard.


Caroline Garcia played Zuzana Ondraskova and defeated her in straight sets.


At the Australian Open, Caroline Garcia lost in the first round to No 47 Elena Vesnina.


Caroline Garcia then beat qualifier Yuliya Beygelzimer, before losing to eventual champion, Serena Williams, at the French Open.


Caroline Garcia beat Zheng Jie in the first round, before losing again to Serena Williams in the second round.


Caroline Garcia was ranked high enough to gain direct entry to the main draw of the US Open, and beat American wild card Shelby Rogers in the first round, before losing to 30th seed Laura Robson of Great Britain.


At the Sony Open, Caroline Garcia was the only player to win a set against Serena Williams, as Williams was on her way toward winning her seventh title and setting the record for the most titles held by a man or woman at the tournament.


At the Copa Claro Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia, Caroline Garcia won her maiden WTA Tour singles title, beating the defending champion and former world No 1, Jelena Jankovic, winning in straight sets.


Caroline Garcia eventually lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals in three sets.


Caroline Garcia lost in the first round of the French Open to Ana Ivanovic.


Caroline Garcia made the third round of the Wimbledon, eventually losing to Ekaterina Makarova.


Caroline Garcia lost early at the US Open to American Nicole Gibbs.


Caroline Garcia rebounded at the Wuhan Open, defeating Venus Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska back to back, in final-set tiebreaks.


Caroline Garcia defeated American CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by eventual champion Petra Kvitova.


Caroline Garcia began her season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to No 3 seed Angelique Kerber.


Caroline Garcia then played at the Australian Open where she beat No 27 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and Stefanie Vogele before losing to Eugenie Bouchard in the third round.


At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Caroline Garcia lost in the second round to Agnieszka Radwanska after beating qualifier Arina Rodionova in straight sets.


Caroline Garcia followed that with a run to the finals at the Mexican Open, receiving a walkover from Maria Sharapova in the semis as the Russian withdrew due to illness.


Caroline Garcia reached the finals of the Monterrey Open where she was a runner-up to Bacsinszky.


Caroline Garcia grabbed her first win over former world No 1, Ana Ivanovic, en route.


Caroline Garcia represented France at the 2016 Hopman Cup alongside Kenny de Schepper.


Caroline Garcia was undefeated in her singles matches, beating Heather Watson, Sabine Lisicki, and eventual champion Daria Gavrilova.


At the Sydney International, Caroline Garcia defeated Kristina Mladenovic, but lost in three sets to eventual semifinalist Simona Halep.


Caroline Garcia then fell short in the first round of the Australian Open, losing to Barbora Strycova in straight sets.


At the Fed Cup Caroline Garcia rebounded and helped France in their tie against Italy, earning singles wins over Sara Errani and Camila Giorgi.


Caroline Garcia then lost in her opening match in Indian Wells to Christina McHale.


Caroline Garcia then played in Charleston, losing her first-round match to Irina-Camelia Begu.


France eventually won the tie after the doubles match, in which Caroline Garcia played with Mladenovic.


At the French Open, Caroline Garcia won the women's doubles event partnering Mladenovic, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final.


On 19 June, Caroline Garcia won her second WTA singles title of 2016 and her first on grass by beating Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets in the final of the inaugural Mallorca Open.


Caroline Garcia had defeated a pair of former Wimbledon singles semifinalists in Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens to reach the final.


Caroline Garcia participated in both the women's singles and women's doubles of the 2016 Summer Olympics.


At the US Open, Caroline Garcia was seeded No 25 in singles.


Caroline Garcia reached the third round of the draw, defeating Kiki Bertens and Katerina Siniakova before falling to the fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.


Caroline Garcia kicked off the Asian swing at the Wuhan Open.


Caroline Garcia was scheduled to play singles at the Guangzhou Open one week earlier, but withdrew before the tournament started.


Caroline Garcia ended her run in Asia at the Hong Kong Open, where she was seeded No 5 in singles.


Caroline Garcia passed the first round before losing to her doubles rival, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, in the second round.


Caroline Garcia played singles at her last regular-season tournament of the year, the Luxembourg Open, where she was seeded fourth.


Caroline Garcia had a hard-fought match against Anett Kontaveit, and just barely won.


Caroline Garcia won the Heart Award for the Fed Cup World Group semifinals stage.


Caroline Garcia made a last-minute appearance at the WTA Elite Trophy.


Caroline Garcia was originally one place short of qualifying, but was able to join the tournament when Venus Williams withdrew.


Caroline Garcia played in the Azalea Group against Johanna Konta and Samantha Stosur.


Caroline Garcia won her first match against Stosur, but lost her second match against Konta, the top-seed, and thus did not reach the semifinals.


Caroline Garcia lost the first set, but rallied back to win the match.


Caroline Garcia then lost in the third round to Barbora Strycova.


Caroline Garcia moved on to the Taiwan Open, in which she was seeded No 3.


Caroline Garcia won her opening match against Marina Erakovic, setting up an encounter with Mandy Minella in the second round, to whom she lost in straight sets.


At the Qatar Open, Caroline Garcia won her first round match against qualifier Madison Brengle before falling to No 2 seed Karolina Pliskova in straight sets in the second round.


At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Caroline Garcia was seeded No 15.


Caroline Garcia defeated Johanna Larsson in the first round, but lost to the 2016 Olympics singles gold medalist Monica Puig in the second round.


Caroline Garcia defeated lucky loser Evgeniya Rodina, upset No 11th seed Johanna Konta in the third round before losing to eventual finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round.


In that tournament, Caroline Garcia was seeded No 21 and lost her opening match to Peng Shuai in the second round.


Caroline Garcia began her clay season at the Madrid Open where she lost in the first round to the qualifier Wang Qiang.


Caroline Garcia had an early exit at her next event, falling in the second round of the Italian Open to Daria Gavrilova, having beaten Donna Vekic in the first round.


Caroline Garcia was beaten by Gavrilova in the semi-finals of the Internationaux de Strasbourg.


At the French Open, Caroline Garcia beat Nao Hibino, Chloe Paquet, Hsieh Su-wei and Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, where she lost to the No 2 seed Karolina Pliskova.


Caroline Garcia reached a career-high ranking of No 21 in the singles rankings.


Caroline Garcia continued her good form at Wimbledon by reaching the fourth round for the first time, where she lost to the No 6 seed, Johanna Konta, in three tight sets.


Caroline Garcia then reached the singles semifinals in Mallorca and Bastad and the singles quarterfinals at the Rogers Cup and Pan Pacific Open.


Caroline Garcia won her first career Premier-5 singles title at the Wuhan Open.


At Wuhan, the unseeded Caroline Garcia defeated the No 12 seed Angelique Kerber in the first round, registered her first victory of 2017 over a player ranked in the top 10 of the WTA singles rankings by beating the No 7 seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round, and went on to defeat the unseeded Ashleigh Barty in three sets in the final.


Caroline Garcia reached a career-high of No 15 in the WTA singles rankings.


At the China Open, Caroline Garcia progressed to the quarterfinals after defeating Elise Mertens and Cornet.


Caroline Garcia then saved a match point in her three-set victory over the third seed Elina Svitolina to reach the semifinals.


Caroline Garcia defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach her second consecutive WTA final, where she beat the newly crowned No 1, Simona Halep, in straight sets, to win her first Premier-Mandatory title, becoming the first WTA player to win the Wuhan and China Open in the same year.


Caroline Garcia reached the fourth round of her home Slam at the 2018 French Open.


Caroline Garcia reached the quarterfinals in Dubai and Doha, semifinals in Stuttgart and Madrid, as well as quarterfinals in Rome, Montreal, New Haven, and Tokyo.


Caroline Garcia reached a career-high ranking of world No 4 on 10 September 2018 following her third round showing at the 2018 US Open.


Caroline Garcia finished the year ranked No 19 in the singles rankings.


Caroline Garcia reunited with Mladenovic to clinch the final doubles match against Ashleigh Barty and Sam Stosur of Australia.


Caroline Garcia began the 2020 tennis season with average results, losing in the second round of the Australian Open to Ons Jabeur.


However, at the US Open, Caroline Garcia reached the third round, beating top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the second round.


Caroline Garcia achieved positive results at the postponed French Open, beating 17th seed Anett Kontaveit, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and 16th seed Elise Mertens en route to the fourth round.


Caroline Garcia was defeated by third seed Elina Svitolina in the fourth round.


Caroline Garcia's best performance of 2020 was a quarterfinal finish at the Lyon Open, losing to the fifth seed Alison Van Uytvanck, in straight sets.


Caroline Garcia started her 2021 season at the first edition of the Gippsland Trophy.


Caroline Garcia was defeated in the third round by tenth seed Elise Mertens.


Caroline Garcia pushed Halep to three sets but ended up losing the match.


In May 2021, Caroline Garcia announced her new coach as Gabriel Urpi, thus ending a partnership with her father and long-time coach Louis-Paul Caroline Garcia.


Caroline Garcia started her clay-court season at the Italian Open.


Caroline Garcia was eliminated in the second round by Veronika Kudermetova.


Caroline Garcia was defeated in the second round by Polona Hercog.


Caroline Garcia finished the season ranked No 74 in the singles rankings.


Caroline Garcia won her second French Open defeating Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff in the final.


Caroline Garcia secured her eighth career singles title in the lead up to Wimbledon at the Bad Homburg Open in the two longest matches of the tournament, over Alize Cornet in the semifinals and Bianca Andreescu in the final.


Caroline Garcia went on to win the tournament, defeating Ana Bogdan, in straight sets in the final, for her ninth title and second in two months.


Caroline Garcia won her tenth title defeating Petra Kvitova in straight sets.


Caroline Garcia entered the US Open as the 17th seed, on an eight-match winning streak dating back to the first round of qualifying in Cincinnati.


Caroline Garcia defeated lucky loser Kamilla Rakhimova, Anna Kalinskaya, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu, and Alison Riske-Amritraj in the first four rounds to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in her career at the US Open and the second time at a major.


Caroline Garcia defeated 12th seed Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals, but lost to fifth seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets in her first major semifinal, snapping a 13-match winning streak.


Caroline Garcia defeated Maria Sakkari in the semifinal in straight sets.


Caroline Garcia proceeded to win the biggest title of her career defeating Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets and moved back to her career-high world No 4 in the singles rankings.


Caroline Garcia was the top seed at the Lyon Open and the Monterrey Open but lost in the final respectively to Alycia Parks and Donna Vekic.


Caroline Garcia is an offensive baseliner, with consistent and powerful groundstrokes, and a strong service game.


Caroline Garcia's forehand is her stronger wing, and she can hit many clean winners off it.


Caroline Garcia has a strong first and second serve, known for its accuracy.


Caroline Garcia served the ninth most aces in 2016, with 218.


Caroline Garcia has good movement and footwork around the court, which help her with hitting her groundstrokes effectively.


Caroline Garcia is sponsored by Yonex for her clothing, by New Balance for her shoes, and by Yonex for her racquets.


Caroline Garcia is a spokeswoman for Sothys, a French cosmetics company.