French tennis player Caroline Garcia admits she expects to have the whole Centre Court against her when she faces Emma Raducanu but adds "it is a good match play."
On Monday, Garcia edged out Yuriko Miyazaki 4-6 6-1 7-6 (4) in the Wimbledon first round.
Next up for Garcia will be top-ranked British female player and home favorite Raducanu.
"Obviously she's the big favorite here for the British fans, so I'm really looking forward to this match," Garcia said of facing Raducanu, per the WTA website. "It was my first time playing against her a few months ago, and she's a very new player so you don't know much about her. She's doing her way and doing very well. I will have to play my game, try to be aggressive. It's a good match to play."
Garcia will have the whole stadium against her when she faces Raducanu
In the Wimbledon first round, Raducanu defeated Alison van Uytvanck 6-4 6-4.
After the win, Raducanu gave credit to the crowd for the support and admitted they gave her extra motivation to go out and clinch a win.
"From the moment I walked out through those gates, I could really just feel the energy and the support and everyone was behind me from the word 'go'. I just really tried to cherish every single point on there, played every point like it could have been one of my last on that court," Raducanu said.
Garcia and Raducanu are no complete strangers to each other, having met once this year.
This past March in Indian Wells, Raducanu defeated Garcia in three sets.
Now, Raducanu and Garcia are set to meet again but this time on grass and with Raducanu having a home court advantage.
Garcia is in quite form, having won Bad Homburg last week.
It remains to be seen if Garcia can clinch her first win over Raducanu.
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