The unknown Burrage unhinges Badosa in Eastbourne

Paula Badosa is defeated (4-6, 3-6) against the 169 in the world, Jodie Anna Burrage, in the second round of the WTA 500 in Eastbourne. The Spanish paid for the lack of games against an English shot and with nothing to lose. Burrage waits for Haddad Maia.

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Paula Badosa y Jodie Anna Burrage They were in the second round of the WTA 500 in Eastbourne, which was the first official confrontation between the Spanish and the British, invited to the table by the Organization. Badosa, who was playing her first grass-court tournament of the season at Eastbourne, was facing an unknown but dangerous tennis player, as she had already shown in her three-set victory over Petra Martic in first round.

He expected a cheating match for Paula, although with a logical wide favoritism for the New York-born, due to her experience and status as number 4 in the world, which should disconcert her rival. Burrage, who had nothing to lose, would fight to pull off an upset against Paula at her premiere on the grass in 2022.

Burrage managed to surprise Badosa

That the lack of games on grass could condemn Badosa at this point in the tour on grass was obvious; and that the fact that his rival was local and had already won a match in the tournament didn’t help either, it was another obvious thing. Despite these small predictable setbacks, Badosa started the match solidly on serve, although Jodie served hers more firmly. With 3-3, Badosa would save the first three balls of breakbut at 4-4, he would already be unable to hold it. Jodie Burrage closed the first quarter on serve 6-4.

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And, despite the fact that a comeback could be expected, and that nerves could with Burrage, the British put the direct towards victory in the second round. An exhausting initial 4-0 victory was served on a silver platter, but Badosa would make a comeback attempt recovering a break and reducing the distance to 3-4. Burrage, however, would not hesitate, and would close the game to the rest the biggest victory of his career.



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