The Spanish Paula Badosa has recently moved up WTA rankings. She was world number three, but now she’s at her career high of world number two. She recently confronted Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart open. The game was worth watching as both players tried their best to win. The match was of high intensity and Paula Badosa won the match 6-7 6-1 3-6. But Badosa couldn’t keep her momentum as she lost her semifinal match to Aryna Sabalenka.
Paula Badosa is behind Iga Swiatek by about 1800 points. Iga, who is on a winning streak of 21 straight games, comfortably tops the rankings. Paula Badosa was very happy and celebrated her win by drawing a heart and the number 2 on the middle clay court.
“For weeks I knew I wasn’t going to lie”: Paula Badosa
“For weeks I knew I won’t lie‘ Badosa told WTA Insider after the win. “In Charleston I needed one more match: nothing. Another match in Miami: I had to give up. It was a goal and I really wanted to be in that position. For me it’s a dream come true, so I’ve really been striving for it. So I’m really happy I did it today and I was able to take that mental block out of the game and play pretty well. I think I played a high level match.”
Paula Badosa: The new No. 2
A year ago Paula Badosa was ranked 62nd. After that, she began to climb up the WTA rankings and this started with the Madrid open where she was a semifinalist, and then she won her first WTA 1000 title in Belgrade. She also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. The next season, Paula won a hard court title in Sydney. She made it to Indian Wells semifinals and Open Miami Quarterfinals last month.
Paula Badosa met her doubles partner in the semifinals Stuttgart open. Badosa lost the semifinal match in straight sets 6-7(5) 4-6 but will still climb to world No. 2. The final of the Stuttgart Open will be played between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-news-it-was-a-goal-paula-badosa-delighted-to-rise-to-a-new-career-high-of-no-2-in-the-wta-rankings/ “It was a goal,” said Paula Badosa, who was happy about the rise to second place in the WTA rankings » FirstSportz