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The un-seeded Sorana Cirstea and fifth seed Caroline Garcia go head to head in the fourth round with a quarter final against the 2022 Indian Wells Champion Iga Swiatek, or the 2021 US Open Champion Emma Raducanu, up for grabs.
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Sorana Cirstea vs Caroline Garcia – Match Predictions
With players such as Cirstea and Garcia not the most well known on the women’s circuit, we want to give you some more context to both bets below. You can also read our predictions and tips for some of Tuesday’s other fixtures.
Total Sets – 3 Sets
Although Cirstea has cruised through the opening three rounds without dropping a set, this match will be a significant step up in terms of the quality of her opponent. Both of the previous meetings between the pair have gone to three sets and Garcia has come through both of her previous rounds over three sets as well. As a result, we are not expecting a quick contest.
Garcia to win 2-1
With powerful groundstrokes, Garcia is renowned in the women’s game for a never-say-die attitude. Playing in a similar manner to Andy Murray, it is not unusual for her to drop a set and then come back after looking down and out. After a tight first two sets against Leylah Fernandez in round three, she powered through to win the third 6-1. We expect Cirstea to take a set but for Garcia to win 2-1.
Sorana Cirstea vs Caroline Garcia Preview
With our tips well explained above, let’s take a look at the career highlights and recent form of both players ahead of this match.
The 32 year old Romanian is yet to drop a set across the opening three rounds although she had the advantage of Madison Keys retiring half-way through their second round game. Cirstea has reached only one Grand Slam Quarter Final, but that was back in 2009 in France and she was knocked out in the first round at this year’s Australian Open.
The French fifth seed has been taken to three sets across both of her second and third round games after receiving a bye through the first round. She reached the fourth round in Melbourne earlier this year as well as the same stage at Wimbledon and the semi-final at the US Open last year.
Sorana Cirstea vs Caroline Garcia Head to Head
Caroline Garcia leads the head to head 2-0 against Sorana Cirstea. Their last clash was back in 2019 but both of their previous games were three setters.
Sorana Cirstea vs Caroline Garcia Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Wednesday, 15th March, at 01:00 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court, Stadium 2, Indian Wells.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Caroline Garcia is a strong favourite with the bookies in this fourth round match.