Badosa presents its candidacy with an exciting triumph

Paula Badosa is now 23 years old for the best moment of her career and she enjoys it to the fullest. This Sunday, on the opening day of Roland Garros, the Spanish presented her candidacy with an exciting victory against the American Lauren Davis, whom she surpassed by 6-2 and 7-6 (3) in 1h: 40. Then he spent a long time signing autographs and taking self-portraits with fans. He enjoyed the notoriety he already has on the circuit.

Badosa comes from winning her first WTA title in Belgrade, on clay, and that good inertia helped her solve her first commitment in her second participation in the French Grand Slam, in which he defends the eighth he reached last year. He is seeded for the first time in a major and on his way will now see the Montenegrin Kovinic in the second round, who beat the French Burel 6-3 and 7-6 (8), an affordable rival before a possible cross against Naomi Osaka, who would face without fear after winning a few weeks ago to the world number one, Ashleigh Barty, in clay.

Paula has two weapons that make her now very difficult to beat: the serve and the winning shots. Against Davis he did not shine especially in the first section, he lost his serve twice, but he made better percentages than his rival. And in the second aspect I do stand out with 27 winners, only two of them ace. And the rest was quite fine, with four breaks. You have nothing to lose in an upline that allows you to dream of glory.

“Now the expectations are real”

“Maybe I am more comfortable now because it is different, the expectations are being more real than when I won the junior here, because I show that I can achieve good results”explains Paula. “I am showing myself that I am capable of winning. Before I had not done anything special so that they talked so much about me. And if the press is watching it is that they see something good, before I saw it more as pressure, but I like to talk with you and have communication, ”added the tennis player born in New York, who analyzed the game like this: “It took me a bit of time to get used to it, because of course I was a little nervous, and because the conditions here are different than in previous tournaments. Feeling nervous is good because it shows that you want to win. I enjoyed myself against an opponent who was at a very good level in the second set and I played the tie-break very well ”.

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