Badosa missed much of last year due to injuries but returned at a pretty decent level earlier this year. She played in Adelaide but lost her only match there before finally winning one at the Australian Open.
She would win two in total before losing in the third round against Amanda Anisimova. She played really well but simply couldn't overcome the American who played inspired tennis herself.
Soon after the Melbourne-based Grand Slam, the Spanish player moved to the WTA 250 event in Thailand, where she struggled greatly in the first round, taking a medical timeout during the match as well.
She kept playing and won in three sets, but the medical issues seemingly persisted, and she retired from her second-round match. The opponent was Diana Shnaider, a very tricky player who can cause a lot of problems from the baseline.
She gave Badosa a lot of trouble from the start and cruised through the opening set 6-2. The second set opened with an early break for Badosa as she was able to find some solutions, but eventually, the Russian wore her down again, breaking back.
However, this time around, Badosa was forced to retire from the match. It's clear that something was bothering her both in this match and in the previous match. She was even spotted limping at times in this match, indicating a clear problem.
As of now, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact injury, but the hope is that it's nothing serious. It wouldn't be good for the Spaniard to deal with an injury so quickly after coming back from injury last year.
The next events are in the Middle East, and Badosa will be hoping to be fit for the WTA 1000 tournaments in Dubai and Doha.