The moment of Paula Badosa

Paula Badosa. / EP

The Spanish faces another opportunity in Paris to consolidate herself in a Grand Slam

"I have a thorn in my side from last year," admitted Paula Badosa, who stopped in the quarterfinals of the last edition of Roland Garros and who sees in the Parisian Grand Slam the great opportunity to finally consolidate herself in these tournaments.

She is not going through her best moment, yes, since she has not won three games in a row since March in Indian Wells and because the clay tour has been very poor for what she is used to. She did not pass the third round in Madrid or Rome and the best result was the semifinals of Charleston, a minor tournament.

Roland Garros is his home, where he won the junior tournament in 2015 and where he began a rise in 2021 that culminated in the title in Indian Wells and number two in the world a few weeks ago. On her way to the Roland Garros final, Badosa will debut against Fiona Ferro, she could face Kaja Juvan in the second round, Veronika Kudermetova in third, Elena Rybakina in the round of 16 and Danielle Collins or Aryna Sabalenka in quarter finals. In the semifinals, which would mean her best result in a major, she would expect an Iga Swiatek who has won 28 consecutive matches on the circuit, while Barbora Krejcikova would be left for the final.

The other great Spanish option is that of a Garbiñe Muguruza who is going through a serious crisis of results. He went to Rabat to play the week before Paris and could not get past the round of 16, culminating a clay tour in which he has only won two games. Muguruza will debut in the tournament that crowned her in 2016 against Estonian Kaia Kanepi, whom she defeated in her only matchup at Australia 2014.

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