Badosa Sheds Light On Her Upcoming Schedule After Miami Open Exit

Badosa Sheds Light On Her Upcoming Schedule After Miami Open Exit

by Erik Virostko

Paula Badosa was back on the tennis court at the 2024 Miami Open, and even though she lost, she was happy with her progress.

The Spaniard's career has been on a hold for the past few months. It's not because of her level, that has been solid, but because she struggled to put together a solid string of results together.

Now, she got to compete in Miami, but the draw was not nice to her. In the second round, she took on her good friend and the second-seeded, Aryna Sabalenka, who outplayed her in two relatively simple sets.

Still, for Badosa it wasn't about the result but about the play and the fact that she was able to compete injury-free, and that's what she was happy about after the match.

"I'm really pleased. After all, I've been struggling a lot with my injury. I'm happy to be back on a court. First day I played for two hours and a half, so that's important. I'm feeling well. Today another match, a pretty good level, so I'm happy with it."

During the press conference, the Spanish player was asked about her immediate plans, as the season turns to the red clay courts, and the former world no. 2 has a simple plan, play as many matches as she possibly can.

"Honestly, play as much as possible. For my injury, I think clay will help me. I will feel a little bit better because it's not that tough for my injury. I will play as much as I can."

Badosa's decision is understandable, as she hasn't played many matches in recent months. Speaking about her schedule more in detail, the 26-year-old named the tournaments that she wants to play.

She will stay in the United States to compete at the Charleston Open, which is a WTA 500 tournament, before moving to Europe for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart (WTA 500), and then the Madrid Open (WTA 1000).

"I'm going to play Charleston, if I can. Stuttgart. Hometown Madrid. All the tournaments possible. If I can get a lot of matches like today, against the best ones, to get that rhythm, it would be great."


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