Sorribes breaks her barrier and Badosa stays away from her

Sara Sorribes, at the US Open

He deserved it. For attitude, work and tennis. At the eighteenth attempt, Sara Sorribes is for the first time in her career in the third round of a Grand Slam. She did it by passing over (6-1, 6-3) Su-Wei Hsieh, a 35-year-old Taiwanese veteran, a very good doubles player (she has won four majors) and a quarter-finalist this year in singles at the Australian Open. As on Tuesday she beat a seeded, the Czech Muchova, her path has been paved and she has a great opportunity to advance even further, because on Saturday she will face the young British sensation (18) Emma Raducanu, who dismounted the Chinese Shuai Zhang (6-2, 6-4). “I go from day to day, when I see the picture on TV I cover it with my hand, I do not know anything about what will happen beyond the game. But it will be complicated, because she comes with confidence, “says Sorribes

The 24-year-old from Castellรณn had relentlessly sought this success, but it was not until this year that her great leap in physical and tennis quality, when he has broken down the barriers that resisted him. He won his first title on the fast track in Guadalajara (Mexico) and made it into the top-50. With this victory, his first against Hsieh, who until now dominated the head-to-head 3-0, is virtually the 35th in the world. “I try to play closer to the track, to the rhythm of them, but with my way of competing, without losing that bounce of the ball that we Spaniards have and, at the same time, not letting them do everything. Have more weapons and reach more online. “

At the Tokyo Games she beat number one, Ashleigh Barty, so she seems to have no ceiling and her enthusiasm is infectious and exciting. He does not need to scorch his rivals with winning shots, he beats them by constancy, precision, movement, hand and intelligence to direct the exchanges. She is disciplined, educated, friendly, hard-working and knows how to exploit her qualities, especially since she was trained by former tennis player Silvia Soler. The US Open can be your tournament.

Badosa crashes into a rocky Gracheva

On the contrary that her friend Sorribes, doubles partner in the New York tournament, Paula Badosa was very disappointed this Thursday when she lost against the 21-year-old and 82nd Russian Varvara Gracheva (double 6-4 in 74 minutes), a player with little resume, but who played one of her best games to defeat the seed number 24, and who, in addition, it’s cursed for her, because she won it last year on the same stage but in the first round. At the US Open it has been a nightmare for Spanish tennis, because on Tuesday it eliminated Nuria Parrizas. Now he will meet his compatriot Pavlyuchenkova, who beat the Slovakian Schmiedlova. “The conditions are not the best for me, I think they are the worst and I have not been able to adapt well. Obviously, things have not turned out for me and she has played it well when she had to, “explained Paula, who explains that Gracheva” takes advantage “of her strength and that she was not at her best level.

Badosa, a quarter-finalist this year at Roland Garros and who reached the eighth at Wimbledon, leaves with his best result in the American tournament (“I did not come with high expectations, because I have not done well since junior,” he said), but that tastes little in a very good year for her. Perhaps the discomfort he was dragging on his right shoulder from Cincinnati, where he had to retire in the middle of a game, took their toll. Because he played without energy, from the serve to the exchanges. And so it was easier for Gracheva to dominate and defend herself when she had to. With few errors (18) and good serve percentages, she surpassed the Catalan in almost everything, also in attitude, because Paula became too entangled in lamentations and self-reproaches. He needs to rebuild his technical structure as soon as possible, focus on tennis and continue on the good path that he started a year and a half ago. Willingness to do so has: “I’m working on it, I would like to have someone already in the next tournament to finish the season to be ready for 2022.”

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