SINGAPORE - Caroline Garcia's debut at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore was one to remember. The 24-year-old pulled off two three-set comebacks to beat Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina to advance to her first semifinal, where she lost to Venus Williams 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3.
The World No.8 will be delighted to know her favorite French footballers were following her every move in the Lion City. The Lyon native is a big women's soccer fan and an avid supporter of Olympique Lyonnais. In fact, she was at the Grand Stade Lyon when she got the call that Johanna Konta withdrew from the Kremlin Cup, guaranteeing her a qualifying spot at the WTA Finals.
Garcia joined the WTA Insider Podcast before the tournament began to talk all things women's soccer and how exciting it was to get the VIP treatment at Lyon and meet some of her favorite players.
Listen to Garcia's full interview below:
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The mutual admiration did not end after Garcia's season came to a close in Singapore. She sat down Wendie Renard, captain of Lyon and long-time captain of the French national team, for an interview with Le Progrès this week: