(Madrid) Caroline Garcia, fifth player in the world, lost Saturday in the third round of the Madrid Open against the Egyptian Mayar Sherif (59th) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3.
Showing a lot of nervousness, Garcia cracked on serve in the tiebreaker of the first set, and failed to overturn the encounter.
Dispensed from the first round, Garcia had appeared feverish in the previous round. While leading 6-3, 4-0, she almost saw the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (52nd) come back to 4 everywhere, but ended up winning.
Irregular since the start of the year, Caroline Garcia has not managed to chain three victories in a row since the Monterrey tournament in early March, where she lost in the final against the Croatian Donna Vekic.