Badosa celebrates with Tsitsipas in Doha

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Day with a happy ending for Paula Badosa in Doha (Qatar). After losing in the third round of the Australian Open, withdrawing due to back pain in Hua Hin and withdrawing from the Abu Dhabi tournament due to not feeling fit yet, the Catalan reappeared with a very special and important victory.

The Spaniard, 26 years old and No. 79, needs victories, ranking points, to cement his attempt to ascend to the elite after nearly seven months out of competition due to a stress fracture in a vertebra.

He managed to advance to an event that gave a good reward. She went to the second round of the WTA 1000 in Doha, which meant adding 65 points to her ranking account, after defeating the American Ashlyn Krueger19 years old, number 82 and from the previous stage.

Badosa won 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 in two-and-a-half hours in a very competitive match, which had constant substitutions and had to be played on two different days due to rain. Rivalry between Canadians Leylah Fernandez and the Russian Lyudmila Samsonova.

The classification has a special part because of the front line of the track, in the technical box of Paula Badosahis companion was there, Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is not competing this week in the ATP and is working as much as he can with the woman from Girona (she warmed up this Monday). Paula also has the support of her mother this time, Mireia Gibert.


They witnessed, on Sunday and Monday, how Paula Badosa He continued to stick to the track. There was a hint of losing his temper when he let the second set slip away, but he recovered quickly. Begur people are hungry, don’t get lost.

They closed out the initial set with a 4-0 run, from 2-3. In the second, he didn’t take advantage of any of the three breaking points to take a 5-3 lead and serve for the match. He paid for it by serving the break, losing the set 4-6.

They immediately took advantage of the deciding set, 3-0, but at 4-2 and 15-40, two break points to match, rain stopped the match around eleven o’clock in the evening local time.

Back at half past two on Monday afternoon in Doha, sunny. Suffered from the entry break Badass (3-4 and 4-4), but their experience is certain of the outcome. Nerves gripped the young Krueger, a puncher with a future when he added baggage and was less erratic. He saved a match point with an ‘ace’, but then closed the match with a fatal double fault.

Source: La Verdad

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