Lyon Open 2023: Caroline Garcia vs Tereza Martincova – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction


Top seed Caroline Garcia faces Tereza Martincova in the round of 32 of the 2023 Lyon Open on Tuesday.

Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia

The experienced Frenchwoman had a great latter half of the season in 2022 and she also won the prestigious WTA Finals among other titles.

She began the season with wins against Petra Martic and Nadia Podoroska in the United Cup. At the Adelaide International 2, she received a first-round bye before defeating Katerina Siniakova in the round of 16. She lost to Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals. At the Australian Open, Garcia was expected to be one of the favorites to go the distance. However, she couldn’t progress beyond the fourth round as her run ended with a loss to Magda Linette.

Tereza Martincova

The 28-year-old has not had an ideal start to the season. She is yet to register her first singles win of the season in the main draw of any tournament.

Tereza Martincova (Image Credit: US Open Tennis – Twitter)

At the ASB Classic, Martincova lost in the first round to Julia Grabher after winning the first set. At the Hobart International, Martincova defeated Emerson Jones and Kaja Juvan to progress to the main draw. Her run ended with a loss to Laura Siegemund, once again after winning the first set. In the Australian Open, she lost to eventual champion Aryna Sabalenka in the first round.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands tantalizingly at 3-2 in favor of Caroline Garcia. It was Martincova who emerged victorious in their most recent meeting in Istanbul in 2020.

Prediction: Caroline Garcia to win in straight sets.

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