Badosa & Tsitsipas Withdraw From Mixed Doubles At Wimbledon

Badosa & Tsitsipas Withdraw From Mixed Doubles At Wimbledon

by Balasz Virag

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa were supposed to play mixed doubles at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships but it won't be happening.

Tsitsidosa as they are popularly called were supposed to make their mixed doubles debut at this year's Wimbledon but ultimately it won't be happening. The Greek player is still in the singles draw having to finish his match against Andy Murray after it was postponed due to the Wimbledon curfew last night.

The score in that one is 2-1 for Murray in sets after the Greek took the opening set. Badosa was being a very supportive girlfriend watching that match from the box though she wasn't there until the end. Having to play a match early the next day prevented her from staying the whole time.

The pairing have been followed by the media as they became the new darling couple of tennis replacing Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils. After a brief speculation time, the duo confirmed their relationship which started the Tsitsidosa mania on the Tour. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing them on the courts due to another nightmare injury that happened to Badosa.

She was facing Marta Kostyuk in the second round of Wimbledon earlier today but had to abandon plans of finishing the match after injuring her back. She retired from the match after one game played in the second set. The score at that time was 6-2 1-0 for Kostyuk who was going to win the match anyways as she was playing much better than Badosa.

Badosa didn't play for over a month before making her return at SW19 this week. It's been a tough time for her dealing with injuries as she had multiple this year preventing her from playing regularly. It seems like the trend will continue as the Spaniard could only get one match in before another injury happened.

The injury obviously forced her to withdraw from the mixed doubles event as well ending fans hopes of seeing Tsitsidosa in action next to each other. Badosa will likely stay in London for as long as Tsitsipas stays in the main draw as she'll presumably take her vacation together with him.

"No, no, I won't be able. The injury is the same as I have been struggling the past weeks. It's the stress fracture. I tried my best to try to play here, but yesterday when I woke up I already, after my first-round match, felt it again. It's a little bit worse. So I will need a few days off and talk to my team and see what I do in the next days and the next weeks."


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