Catherine Bellis vs Caroline Garcia, Toronto R3 Preview

Rogers Cup, ???? R3 Match Preview + Prediction
?? Catherine Bellis vs ?? Caroline Garcia

An interesting third round match-up at the Rogers Cup on Thursday sees two in-form players on the rise go head-to-head as Catherine Bellis takes on Caroline Garcia. Bellis and Garcia both came through tough opening round matches, Bellis came from a set down against Julia Goerges, whilst Garcia was pushed to a third set by Sorana Cirstea. Both players were more commanding in the second round, Bellis beat Kuznetsova 6-4 7-5, whilst Garcia beat Lepchenko 6-1 6-4. Thursday’s match looms as a good opportunity for both, it will be interesting to see who steps up and makes the most of this chance.

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This will be the first career meeting between Bellis and Garcia. This looks like a hard match-up to separate the pair. I’d give the slight edge to Garcia, the Frenchwoman has experience on her side and has a little more to her game. Garcia’s serve is more of a weapon and her ability at the net is a key difference in this match-up. Bellis has been in great form lately, so it will take a solid, focused Garcia to get the win here, I think she can do it.

Prediction: Caroline Garcia to defeat Catherine Bellis in 3 sets


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