Badosa Reportedly In Contention To Play At Billie Jean King Cup Finals

Badosa Reportedly In Contention To Play At Billie Jean King Cup Finals

by Nurein Ahmed

Paula Badosa is reportedly set to feature in Spain's team for this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals, which would be a massive confidence booster for the five-time champions.

According to Marca, the former World No. 2 has given the green light for selection to team captain Anabel Medina Garrigues, who will name the squad to confront Poland and Canada at the finals which will begin on November 7th.

Spain will play as tournament hosts Seville after winning their qualifying tie against Mexico in April. Badosa's availability will be welcome news for her country which could use some of her experience and prowess.

The 25-year-old has not played competitively since Wimbledon as injuries have curtailed her season. Badosa has battled multiple injuries since the start of the season, playing in just 11 tournaments.

The spinal stress fracture she sustained at the French Open proved much more serious than the initial diagnosis, forcing her to shut down her season prematurely before the start of the US Open, where she intended to make her comeback.

She had posted an update on her Instagram stories, where she was thrilled to have put in the hard yards, working out, and looked in positive spirits. The Spanish tabloid Marca has since reported that Badosa has taken huge strides in her recovery from the back injury and is eyeing a spot in the squad.

"After a few weeks out finally some workout done, sooooo happy. Let’s go for more. PS- exhausted."

"Confirming the good progress of my back, my goal is to play in the Billie Jean King Cup. Representing my country always motivates me a lot and makes me excited. I am going to do everything I can to get there."

Badosa made her Billie Jean King Cup debut at last year's finals where she scored a thrilling singles win over Elena Rybakina. But she could not repeat her heroics against Great Britain, losing to Harriet Dart in straight sets, as Spain finished second in their group and were eliminated.


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