Caroline Garcia needed well over two hours to solve the Kasatkina riddle but she was able to do so winning 4-6 6-1 7-6(5).
It was a comeback win for Garcia against Kasatkina as the Russian player won the opening set 6-4. That set the tone early for the match and it was pretty evident that it would be a crazy match and it truly was. Kasatkina was up an early break 2-1 then Garcia took over 4-2 and then Kasatkina finished it off 6-4.
The second set was the only one that was clear from start to finish as Garcia smashed Kasatkina 6-1 to unleash all her anger built up over losing the opening set. The final one proved the superb one with all sorts of twists and turns.
Even Navratilova who was sitting courtside was amazed by some of the things that were happening. They traded early breaks as Garcia went up 1-0 but Kasatkina made it 2-1. The Garcia went up 3-2 but Kasatkina pulled it back 3-3.
After that, we saw both players save multiple break points to force a tiebreak and it was one where the Russian made several uncharacteristic errors giving Garcia a clear edge. She used to close out the match 7-5 moving on to the semi-finals.