Navarro vs. Garcia
|Date & Time||Thursday May 10, 2018, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
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Caroline Garcia and Carla Suarez Navarro meet in the quarterfinals of the 2018 tennis Madrid Masters.
Caroline Garcia is coming off a straight sets win over Julia Goerges that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Garcia won 78 percent of her first serve points and 68 percent of her second serve points. Garcia continues to play clean tennis, as she’s fresh off a match in which she won 75 percent of her service points and has now won eight of her last 10 sets played. Garcia has found her consistency this season on clay court and is a threat to even win this tournament as long as silly unforced errors don’t creep into her game. Garcia hopes to make the semifinals of a Premier Mandatory for the first time in her career. Garcia has never made the semifinals of the Madrid Masters. Garcia has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
Carla Suarez Navarro is coming off a three sets win over Bernarda Pera that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Navarro won 68 percent of her first serve points and 41 percent of her second serve points. Navarro managed to win a match despite struggling big time with her second serve and being broken four times. Navarro has managed to win back to back matches in which she’s dropped the first set, and while that shows great fighting spirit, she can’t get away with the up and down play much longer. A fast start is a must if Navarro hopes to win this match and advance to the semifinals. Navarro hopes to make the semifinals of a Premier Mandatory for the first time in her career. Navarro has never made the semifinals of the Madrid Masters. Navarro has won seven of his last nine matches on clay court.
These two have played once in the past, which was in Dubai of 2016, a match Garcia won in three sets. The match took 29 games to be decided.
Garcia has been the much more consistent player in this tournament and looks like she could make a legit run to the finals with her serve. Navarro could easily have lost in the second round and isn’t hitting the ball with much confidence despite her victories. This is a match Garcia should be able to control from the start.
Garcia wins here.