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Garcia upsets Suarez Navarro in Dubai

2016-02-17 19:12
Caroline Garcia (Getty Images)

Dubai - France's Caroline Garcia upset third-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

Garcia was four points from victory at 5-3, 15-15 in the third set when a hailstorm swept the area, suspending play for 3 hours, 39 minutes.

Garcia ate and slept during the delay and closed out the match when they returned.

"I stay positive all the match," said Garcia. "It works well. Very happy to finish it."

The No.11-ranked Suarez Navarro is the fifth of eight seeds to be upset so far in Dubai. Fifth-seeded player Belinda Bencic, sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova, seventh-seeded Roberta Vinci and eighth-seeded player Svetlana Kuznetsova lost in the first round.

Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic trailed by a set and a break before defeating Julia Goerges of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.

"I can't believe how slow I started, but I'm happy that I got the win," Strycova said. "I wasn't feeling well at the beginning but I pulled though in my head. It was tough."

 

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