Paula Badosa resurfaces and seals a place in the round of 16 in Rome

Paula Badosa resurfaces and seals a place in the round of 16 in Rome
Paula Badosa resurfaces and seals a place in the round of 16 in Rome

The Spanish Paula Badosa signed this Saturday another great comeback performance in the WTA 1,000 in Rome in the Russian way Diana Schnaider in the third round, which she won 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4 in another exercise of constant improvement for the New York-born tennis player.

He doesn’t stop fighting, fighting and believing Badosa, who added his third great performance at the Foro Italico in Rome, where last year he showed very good achievements in his tennis. Constantly hit by injuries, she is being in the Italian capital where she is finding the best version of herself, despite the adversities on the scoreboard.

And it is that, although in the first round against Russian Mirra Andreeva was a unstoppable cyclone, Badosa has had to come back from two games in a row, an exercise in continuous improvement that brought her a smile, another one, at the end of the game, totally liberated and satisfied with another great game. While it is true that in this match his first set was good, he even enjoyed 7 break balls, gave up serve at the decisive moment, when he was down 6-5, and He had to go out to the second set with the obligation to win.

No sooner said than done. Point by point, and despite losing a serve just when he had broken, he was beaten to take the duel. He joined with the public and He felt superior. He celebrated the 6-4 that extended the match knowing that he had the situation under control.

He went 4-1, missed a match point and had to accelerate to avoid the ‘tie-break’, but ended up shouting with his fist raised celebrating his passage to the second round after an impeccable, blank final game. In the round of 16 She will face the third seed and champion of the last US Open, Coco Gauff, who suffered to beat the Romanian Jacqueline Cristian in three sets.

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