Hsieh Su-wei vs Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Saturday October 13, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
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Caroline Garcia will play Hsieh Su-wei in the semifinal of the 2018 WTA Tianjin Open in China.
Caroline Garcia had a comfortable quarterfinal match as she won the first set before her opponent retired early in the second set. Garcia has looked in very good form in this tournament as she has not lost a single set all tournament. In her previous match, Caroline Garcia served exceptionally well as she won all her service games. The serving was even more impressive because Garcia only lost one point on her serve in the entire duration of the match. Alongside her serve, Garcia also won 3 breakpoints to set up a comfortable win. The Asian leg of the WTA tour seems to bring out the best in Garcia as she showed last season by winning the Wuhan Open and China Open. With great form and a strong record in Asia, Caroline Garcia will be hard to stop.
On the other side of the court, Hsieh Su-wei eased into this match after Elise Mertens had to retire. It has been a good few weeks for Hsieh Su-wei as she finished in the top 4 of the WTA Korea Open while winning the WTA Japan Open. That being said, Hsieh Su-wei struggled in her last two tournaments as she failed to win a single match at neither the Wuhan Open nor the China Open. This tournament has seen a return to form for Hsieh Su-wei although she will be tested in this match as she is playing an inform opponent who is the number 2 seed.
Caroline Garcia and Hsieh Su-wei have played 3 times in the past with Garcia winning all 3 of those matches.
Taking everything into consideration, I am picking Caroline Garcia to win this match. Garcia is the more accomplished player and with a head-to-head record of 3-0, I see her winning again.