Badosa starts in hurricane mode

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Badosa starts in hurricane mode

The Spanish leaves only two games behind in her debut against Fierro and puts her candidacy for Roland Garros . for

It took Paula Badosa just 54 minutes to show that her tennis is on the rise at Roland Garros and that if there is one point where she can turn the season around, it must be this. The Spanish tennis star kicked off her career in Paris with a resounding victory over local guest Fiona Ferro, beating them 6-2, 6-0 in less than an hour.

Despite the disappointments of Madrid and Rome, where he took just one win in each event, and with a gravel tour where his best finish was the semi-final in Charleston, Badosa has turned the chip into the French capital, the one in which she rose as one of the best juniors in the world with the title in 2015.

In one of her most jaw-dropping performances of the season, the Catalan licked the wounds of falling out of the world’s top three this Monday with a practically perfect match. He did not hesitate from the start in a Philippe Chatrier who had just mourned the farewell of Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, retreated in his loss to Casper Ruud. The Frenchman’s departure marked the track entry for Badosa who, already with star stripes, runs smoothly on the main track in the Bolonia Forest.

It is not for nothing that he was quarter-finalist here last year, bordering on the semi-finals. That’s the big goal of Badosa, who has never made it to the last four of a Grand Slam and knows he has the best chances of achieving it on the Parisian clay court. The first step, against Fierro, number 130 in the world, was flawless. His number of winning shots rose to 25, leaving his unforced number to just thirteen. Against a tennis player who already got him into trouble four years ago in Rabat, he didn’t even get a single breaking point.

That year, Badosa, far from its current level, came back from a setdown and finished with a 6-0. Same brooch as this year. Also with brute force. After losing the first point of the set, Badosa took 18 in a row. In the whole part he allowed only two points. Bordering on perfection, bordering on the golden set, something few people in history have achieved. The last to take 24 points from a set in a WTA match was Yaroslava Shvedova at Wimbledon 2012 against Sara Errani. Badosa stroked the possibility of repetition.

The victory, in addition to not bringing excessive wear and tear, gives the Spaniard confidence and allows her to face the future with optimism. Her next rival will be Slovenian Kaja Juvan, world number 68 and who defeated the Russian of previous Oksana Selekhmeteva in straight sets. It is the first time that Badosa and Juvan meet in an official match. Badosa is the only Spanish survivor in the women’s draw after the first round defeats of Garbiñe Muguruza, Nuria Parrizas and Cristina Bucsa.

In addition, Pedro Martínez fell to the Swiss Henrik Laaksonen 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 and 7-6 (1) and this Wednesday Carlos Alcaraz returns to court to face Albert Ramos, Novak Djokovic, who will face Alex Molcan, and Rafael Nadal, who will play against Frenchman Corentin Moutet.

Source: La Verdad

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