Tough draw for Badosa and Muguruza at the Mutua Madrid Open

Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa reacts during her match against Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals of the Stuttgart tournament.

Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza already know what their path will be to fight for the title at the Mutua Madrid Open, the fourth WTA 1,000 tournament of the season on the women’s circuit. This Tuesday the draw for the women’s draw was held, which has left us with complicated confrontations for the Spanish tennis players and also for the number one in the world, the Polish Iga Swiatek, who will seek to continue with the full titles in the WTA 1,000 in this 2022.

Swiatek, first seeded in the tournament, will debut against a player from the previous round and in the second round she could face a tough match against Alizé Cornet or Jil Teichmann and in the round of 16 it could be seen with Elena Rybakina. The Polish could cross in the quarterfinals with the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, who will debut against the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, and that in the second round it could be seen with Sloane Stephens or Anhelina Kalinina before a very hard round of 16 crossover that could face him against Emma Raducanu or Marta Kostyuk. The winner of this hypothetical cross between Swiatek and Muguruza would be measured in the semifinals by the top of the draw against the Greek Maria Sakkari or the finalist in Australia Danielle Collins.

The Spanish will also go to the top Sara Sorribes, who will have a tough debut against the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and who in the second round could face another difficult rival, the Japanese Naomi Osakawhom he defeated in their last matchup in the 2020 Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers. In the case of beating Osaka, Sorribes would meet Sakkari in a hypothetical round of 16 match.

In the lower part of the table, Paula Badosa has been framed as seed number 2 and the Spanish has not had a benevolent draw either, since she will debut against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova and could be measured in the second round with the Romanian Simona Halep, which he played as an innocent hand in the draw. If she beats Halep a Badosa, Cori Gauff or Shalby Rogers would wait for her in the round of 16 before seeing each other in quarterfinals with the Tunisian and great friend Ons Jabeur or with the Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, and in a hypothetical semifinals they could face Karolina Pliskova or the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenkaagainst whom he could avenge his defeat in the semifinals in Stuttgart.

In this lower part of the painting it has also been framed Nuria Párrizas, who will debut against the Romanian Sorana Cirstea and who could meet Jelena Ostapenko in the second round before a hypothetical meeting in the round of 16 with Karolina Pliskova.

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