The year that women’s tennis took off in Spain

The year that women's tennis took off in Spain

The women’s tennis Spanish certified a good season, and also a best pint for 2022, at the WTA Finals in Mexico. For 21 years, two tennis players had not coincided in the appointment of the eight best of the year. Garbiñe Muguruza, that leaves Guadalajara three of the world, and Paula Badosa (10th) took the witness from Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Conchita Martínez.

“Before there were the girls, then the boys came and now the girls have returned again. That means that Spanish tennis is at the top”Muguruza mused.

This year, in addition to the return among the best of Garbiñe (28 years old), Paula Basosa has premiered her record with 24 (in Belgrade and with his ball in Indian Wells) and Sara Sorribes (25th and 36th in the world), who won the Guadalajara tournament and knocked out number one, Ashleigh Barty, at the Tokyo Olympics.

The thirty-year-old Nuria Parrizas won also two tournaments WTA 125 (Bastad and Columbus) to finish 65th. And the junior Wimbledon went to the Basque Ana Mintegi, with 17 years. Rebeka Masarova (22 and 162ª) has traces of being able to function and other names sound like those of Marina Bassols (21, 286th) or Jessica Bouzas (19, 354th), who helped train the Spanish team at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. In a circuit with as many surprises as the female one, anyone can explode.

“It’s great that Garbiñe and I are upstairs. And I’m very happy for Sara, who is like my sister and it has been an incredible year. Or Nuria Parrizas, who has made it into the top 100. I hope I can inspire the young women. I come to contribute that granite, I want to help those below because I was also there “, was also offered Badosa.

According to Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), which settled the concentration model in High Performance CentersThis year, 13 tennis players have received a scholarship of 130,000 euros and in Spain 26 ITF tournaments are already being played, whose organizing clubs distributed 426,000 euros from the RFET, where they can be fired without the enormous expenses of having to go abroad. The elite works as long as they do not stop seeding at the base.

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