Emotional debut for Badosa

“Rematch next year?”, “Where do you have to sign?” Said and done. The friendly exchange of messages that were dedicated Victoria Azarenka (27th) and Paula Badosa (8th) on Twitter after concluding the Indian Wells finale, will come true today in the Adelaide WTA 500, first tournament of the women’s circuit where the Belarusian and the Spanish will close the second day of competition (DAZN, not before 10:30) with a match that promises strong emotions. The only duel between the two took place in that game for the title in the Californian desert in which The Catalan was crowned with her first WTA 1,000 trophy After three hours of hard battle, a meeting is expected, and more so at the beginning of the course, one of the most even.

Beyond the healthy sporting rivalry, Badosa and Azarenka have a fantastic relationship. After knowing the Whimsical draw that matched them in the first round, the Catalan confessed that they were training together: “After the draw we thought, ‘What do we do?’ It’s okay for us, we can train. I learn from you and she learns from me. So that’s what we did.”

And there is nothing left, because the Belarusian and the Spanish have already added hours on the track in 2022 … as partners. Last monday, Azarenka and Badosa started their way into the doubles draw with a solid triumph over the top seeds, the Japanese Aoyama and Shibahara (6-4 and 6-2). Undoubtedly, a good sign for both of them to move the show, individually, to one and the other side of the network …

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