French tennis superstar, Caroline Garcia will play Petra Martic from Croatia in the quarterfinals of the WTA Tianjin Open in China.
Petra Martic enters this match in good form as she has had good results over the past few weeks. Since the US Open, Petra Martic won the WTA 125K in Chicago while doing well at other tournaments such as the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City. That being said, Martic has struggled in this tournament as she has lost the first set in both of her matches and she has struggled to break serve on occasion. Martic will need to be at her best for this match since she is playing the number 2 seed for this tournament.
Caroline Garcia, in contrast, has looked in great form in this tournament. Garcia has won both of her matches in straight sets and she seems to be receiving serve very well as the French superstar has already won 11 breakpoints. Caroline Garcia has a great record in the Asian section of the tour as she has won both the WTA China Open and Wuhan Open in the past. With such a good record for this section of the tour, Garcia will be very hard to stop.
Petra Martic and Caroline Garcia have played twice in the past with Garcia winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was the WTA Madrid Masters earlier this year with Garcia winning that fixture in straight sets.
While Petra Martic has had a good few weeks leading up to this event, I see her tournament ending this match. Garcia is a much more accomplished player. With 2 titles in Asia and a head-to-head record of 2-0 against her opponent, I see Caroline Garcia winning this match and making the semifinals of the Tianjin Open.