Caroline Garcia eliminated in Tokyo despite 1 match point and 27 aces

Caroline Garcia, semi-finalist of the recent US Open was eliminated this Wednesday in the round of 16 in Tokyo by the Chinese Zhang Shuai (28th in the world) 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/ 5). The Frenchwoman had match point, served 27 aces (season record, the precedent had been set by Zheng Qinwen against Jelena Ostapenko at the US Open) before losing. Zhang Shuai signs her second victory of the season against a Top 10 and inflicts on the Frenchwoman (10th in the world; seeded n°2) her second defeat in her last 15 matches.

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