Caroline Garcia qualifies for the Birmingham tour

Caroline Garcia (74th in the world) qualifies this Monday for the second round of the Birmingham turf tournament, at the end of a long iron fight against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic (51st), who finally won 6-7 [5]6-4, 7-6 [6] at 2 h 48 ‘.

Simona Halep is also in the second round

Golubic served to win the game 5-3 in the third set, but Garcia won three consecutive games and she also served for the game 6-5. She then offers a first match ball that she has not specified. Puis, o tie-break décisif, ang Lyonnaise s’est imposée deux balles de match at serbisyo sa loin sur son.

In the next round, the 28-year-old Frenchman will face either the American Alison Riske (35th), who had already beaten him last week in the 2nd round in Nottingham (6-4, 7-5), or the British Katie Boulter ( 141e).

Note that Romania’s Simona Halep (20th), who has played the fewest matches on grass since her title at Wimbledon in 2019, beat Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko (116th) 6-1, 6-4 on Monday. will face British Harriet Dart (106th) or next round.

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