Friday, March 31, 2023

Australian Open: Caroline Garcia ‘uncomfortable’ after response to bulimia feedback

World quantity 4 Caroline Garcia mentioned on Saturday she might not have opened up about her battle with bulimia had she identified the response her revelation would provoke throughout the tennis world forward of the Australian Open.

Garcia, who capped a formidable second half of the 2022 season by successful the WTA Tour title, advised L’Equipe she had turned to meals to “fill a void” when issues weren’t going her method on courtroom, prompting an outpouring of assist from the tennis neighborhood.

“I think if I did know it was going that much, maybe I would not have said it,” mentioned the 29-year-old, who performs Canada’s Katherine Sebov within the Australian Open first spherical on Tuesday.

“After, when I saw how much it went all around the tennis world, I was feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it.

“I don’t regret saying it. It’s what happened. I’m not ashamed about it.

“I think it’s happening to a lot of athletes and a lot of also regular people because we are still human and we go through a lot of emotion.”

Garcia took a break from tennis in March final 12 months to endure ankle surgical procedure and returned in tremendous kind, successful in Cincinnati, Unhealthy Homburg and Warsaw whereas additionally reaching the semi-final of the U.S. Open.

She takes on Sebov hoping to rapidly hit her stride as she units her sights on a primary Grand Slam title.

“I think what is tough is we don’t have a lot of rhythm,” she mentioned. “The Slam is coming very fast after the off-season, so you didn’t play.

“You can play tournaments, but if you go all the way, of course, you have a lot of matches. So far I didn’t get a lot of rhythm on court, not as many wins as I wanted to give me all the confidence I need.” 

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