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WTA Indian Wells 2023: Caroline Garcia vs. Dalma Galfi Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2023 WTA Indian Wells tournament as Caroline Garcia takes on Dalma Galfi in the second round on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Caroline Garcia has lost two finals already this year, but you can never count the Frenchwoman out. Garcia starts her Indian Wells campaign against Hungarian lucky loser Dalma Galfi. So who will prevail?

Caroline Garcia vs. Dalma Galfi Match Preview

Caroline Garcia would have prepared for Danielle Collins as her first match at Indian Wells, but Dalma Galfi deviated from the script and served up a first-round shocker. The Hungarian got in the draw as a lucky loser and took full advantage of an off-color Collins who was an unforced error machine. Garcia will be fancied to make it to the third round unscathed after reaching two finals already in 2023.

Dalma Galfi earned one of the biggest wins of her career, beating a home favorite in Danielle Collins. Galfi is a junior US Open champion, so she is very accustomed to the courts in North America. The Hungarian was a late replacement for Tamara Korpatsch who withdrew due to illness, so that change could have impacted on Collins’ preparation. Galfi won 6-4 6-4, breaking the Collins serve five times.

Caroline Garcia vs. Dalma Galfi Prediction and Pick

Caroline Garcia and Dalma Galfi have not played each other on the WTA Tour. Saturday’s match at Indian Wells will be their first official meeting. Galfi earned a very good win on Thursday, landing almost 70% first serves against an aggressive returner like Collins. But clearly, the American was just not at the races for the whole afternoon, often overhitting. That should not be the case for her next opponent Garcia. The Frenchwoman has been a consistent figure in women’s tennis for the past eight months. And we fancy her to make the third round.

Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Caroline Garcia in 2 sets

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