Paula Badosa conquers Sydney after a tough duel with Krejcikova

The Spanish Paula Badosa (5) exceeded by a tight 6-3, 4-6 and 7-6(4) to the czech Barbora Krejcikova (3) to capture his first crown of the year in Sydney and his third title as a professional.

The physical deployment of Badosa For more than two hours, she prevailed in the last round against the skilful Czech tennis player, current champion of Roland Garros, after improving her service in a third set in which she won the tie-break as a result of her unshakable solidity.

The reigning Indian Wells champion took victory despite failing to defend any of the four break balls which he offered throughout all three sleeves.

Krejcikova reached the final after beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the semifinals in a rush 0-6, 6-4, 7-6(12) after saving six match points.

Badosa established a resounding 3-0 in the face-to-face that she has with the Czech player after she won the duels that they had in the past editions of Madrid and Indian Wells.

The Catalan she defeated in previous rounds the Russian Daria Kasatkina, the Switzerland Belinda Bencic, the latvian Jelena Ostapenko and the local Ajla Tomljanovic, with whom he will face this Monday in his debut at the Australian Open.

The new title of the tennis player born in New York will accompany the Belgrade and Indian Wells crowns achieved during her successful 2021 that made her break into the top-10 of the WTA ranking.


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