Epic Badosa, to crazy Monday

Paula Badosa has taken a gigantic step forward in maturity this year and this Saturday she proved it once with her epic victory against Magda Linette, a 29-year-old Polish woman and 44th in the world who had just eliminated the third seed at Wimbledon, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. The Spanish came back in a game, which was played with quite a lot of wind and was interrupted by the rain, and that It got really uphill after he lost the first set and his rival took the lead 3-0 in the third. In the end, he won 5-7, 6-2 and 6-4 in 2:24, and it will be in the Manic Monday, Crazy Monday in Spanish, the day before the Middle sunday, the intermediate Sunday in which there is no competition. On that day all the round of 16 of the two tables will be played and Badosa will face the Czech Karolina Muchova, who dismounted Roland Garros finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (7-5, 6-3).

The Catalan did not have to suffer so much to beat Linette, a player whose best ranking was 33 and who has won a couple of titles. But the serve did not accompany the New Yorker, who has a serious problem with double faults, which she must control if she wants to achieve greater goals. This time he committed seven, but some of them struggled to fit breaks. Her opponent had nothing too special beyond being a sack of nerves and a fairly athletic tennis player, with the capacity for defense and with good shots, sometimes definitive. But Paula also has them and that adds a character that has become indomitable.

When it was worst, Javier Mart√≠’s disciple did not despair. Her coach cheered her on relentlessly along with Sara Sorribes, her friend and doubles partner, and Silvia Soler, preparer of the Castell√≥n. With a 3-0 run, he equalized the score and struck the final blow to get 5-4 and serve. That last serve was also suffered until Linette missed a right hand and the suffering ended. With this victory, Paula opens in the top-30, provisionally 29th.

Results and women’s table calendar.

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