Tereza Martincova was defeated 6-4, 7-6 by Caroline Garcia in the opening round despite having three times as many winners (45) as the Czech. She recently had a disappointing end to her Australian campaign, losing to Magda Linette in the Melbourne fourth round and Belinda Bencic in the Adelaide quarterfinal. She has advanced past this point for a quarterfinal in 2020 and a semifinal in 2022, but this is the fourth time in a row that she has reached Lyon’s second round. The top seed hopes to advance to her eighth quarterfinal since the beginning of June, a stretch that includes victories at the WTA Finals, Bad Homburg, Warsaw, and Cincinnati.
Alison Van Uytvanck’s match against Tamara Korpatsch wasn’t particularly strong; she was broken four times and only managed to win a third of her second-serve points. However, the German player performed much worse than she did, and the Belgian won 6-2, 6-4 for her first victory since defeating Magda Linette in Hobart. The 28-year-old, who reached Lyon’s semifinals in 2020 and 2022, is a generally dangerous player indoors as four of her five WTA titles have been won there. She hasn’t advanced past the second round of a WTA tournament since’s-Hertogenbosch in the grass court season, so she enters this week with a poor record.
|Caroline Garcia vs Alison van Uytvanck||Match details|
|Date||February 1, 2023|
|Stage||Round of 16|
|Time (India)||11 pm|
|Time (France)||6:30 pm|
Despite being ousted by a lower ranked opponent in the Australian Open, Caroline Garcia has been in a good run of form off late. The Frenchwoman has won four of her last five competitive singles matches.
|Tereza Martincova||6-4, 7-6 (W)|
|Magda Linette||7-6, 6-4 (L)|
|Laura Siegemund||6-1, 3-6, 3-6 (W)|
|Leylah Fernandez||7-6, 7-5 (W)|
|Katherine Sebov||6-3, 6-0 (W)|
Alison van Uytvanck
Things have been a bit difficult for Alison van Uytvanck off late. The Belgian has only managed to win two of her last five matches. Things will be tough against the world no. 4 and in all probability, she will lose her fourth in six matches.
|Tamara Korpatsch||6-2, 6-4 (W)|
|Petra Kvitova||7-6, 6-2 (L)|
|Wang Xinyu||7-5, 4-6, 6-3 (L)|
|Magda Linette||6-4, 1-6, 6-4 (W)|
|Magali Kempen||6-2, 3-6, 6-3 (L)|
Head to head
2-1 is Caroline Garcia’s advantage. Coincidentally, indoor hard courts have hosted all three of their previous meetings. In fact, they have already had two meetings in Lyon. In the 2020 quarterfinal, Alison Van Uytvanck upset the hometown favourite 6-2, 6-2, but Caroline Garcia exacted revenge in the 2022 quarterfinal by winning 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
|2022 Lyon Open||Caroline Garcia||4-6, 6-3, 7-5|
|2020 Lyon Open||Alison van Uytvanck||6-2, 6-2|
|2019 Billie Jean King Cup||Caroline Garcia||6-7, 6-4, 2-6|
Caroline Garcia vs Alison van Uytvanck date
Caroline Garcia and Alison van Uytvanck will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Lyon Open on February 2.
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