Paula Badosa has withdrawn from the Masters 1,000 in Guadalajara in her debut in the tournament when she lost in the first set 6-2 against the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.The Catalan tennis player is thus left out of the end of the WTA in which last year he reached the semifinals, precisely on the same stage in which he played this Thursday. The Catalan tennis player already adds 27 withdrawals in his professional career and questions his presence in the Spanish team of the Billie Jean King Cup.
“I am very sorry not to have been able to continue, but I have been sick for days. I have tried to recover by all means and it has not been possible. I am very sad to leave because I was excited compete here in Guadalajara, where I have beautiful memories” he explained.
30 minutes and 2 games
Badosa’s problemscurrently eighth in the world, got off to an early start when Azarenka broke their kickoff and took a 4-0 lead in the first set. Badosa’s despair he was constant because of his mistakes and the helpless gestures he sent to his box. The Catalan tennis player has managed to win two games before retiring after losing the set and after half an hour of play.
Badosa He says goodbye to the circuit in a season in which he has struggled to reach world number 1 but, in recent months, he has not found his best tennis and may end up outside the ‘top ten’. “I must learn from the experience of this year, difficult, hard, which hopefully will be the before and after of my career. I need to manage the pressure”, he confessed in Guadalajara after his defeat.
Leader of Spain
The withdrawal of Badosa could also affect his presence in the Spanish team in the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup (Federation Cup) that takes place in Prague from November 1 to 6 where Spain will face Slovakia and the United States in the group stage. The Catalan tennis player is the leader of the team made up of Nuria Parrizas, He saw Bolsova, Cristina Bucsa y Rebeka Masarova. The captain of the Spanish team Anabel Medina has not been able to select Garbiñe Muguruza who has ended her season, not even with Sarah Smilesinjured.