Badosa 'Going To Give Everything' To Return To Action Amid Injury Struggles

Badosa 'Going To Give Everything' To Return To Action Amid Injury Struggles

by Nurein Ahmed

In less than two months, Paula Badosa has been forced into two retirements already, and there are worrying signs this could be a long and disappointing season for the Spaniard.

But not for the former World No. 2, who remains upbeat and optimistic about "enjoying tennis soon" as per her latest posts on social media platform X. Badosa was competing at this week's Dubai Championships when she called it quits after just one set in her first-round match against Lulu Sun.

The 26-year-old made a tearful exit at the tournament despite getting medical assistance after losing the set. It was only after the match that the exact problem of the injury came to light. It appears to be the same back injury that kept her out of the game between July and the end of 2023.

She played a total of 27 matches in all competitions last year and retired at Wimbledon, never to be seen again on a match in 2023. Despite recovering to feature in Spain's Billie Jean King Cup squad late last season, Badosa was not involved in any match, possibly because of match sharpness.

The World No. 74 has since taken to X to thank her fans for their messages of support and promised not to give in despite being tormented by injuries almost on a weekly basis and facing a lengthy recovery process.

"I want to thank all the people who have been sending me messages of support during this very difficult time for me. It is being a long process, but what I am sure of is that I am not going to give up."

In another post on the same platform, Badosa reiterated that tennis was her passion and remained committed to fighting through adversities so that she could return to the sport and enjoy it.

"Tennis is my life and my passion, I am going to give everything to enjoy it again soon. We continue fighting…"


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