Badosa last played at Wimbledon, where she retired in her 2nd round match. Ever since then, it's been a long road back to full health and a competitive return which is supposed to happen in the coming days. In spite of reports of her calling time early on her season, Badosa will actually play in Seville.
It's not a huge surprise, considering that the competition is being played on Spanish soil, and the team has an ambition of winning it. Ahead of her return, Badosa provided an update on her condition after being out for months.
Yeah, it's been a long journey until here. When I saw we were playing in a Spain, that was an extra motivation for me, also. I'm feeling good. I don't feel the pain, so that's very important. I'm really looking forward to start here, to play in front of my home crowd. I think it's something very special, as well.
The return is supposed to happen on Wednesday, hopefully going well for her. She was very patient with her recovery, but she's glad to be back because she loves tennis and loves to compete. Watching from the sidelines was a bit tough, but not more; she's back.
For sure. I mean, as I said, I had to learn a lot of patience, that's for sure, but I missed it a lot because I love to compete, I love tennis. I was following still tennis in another way, as you guys know. So that as well was very helpful.
She'll pay against Canada so she might face Leylah Fernandez in her first match back.