The 2020 of Nadia podoroska it was dreamy. The semifinal reached at Roland Garros did nothing more than confirm the great level and results of Argentina this season, only slowed down by the pandemic.
43 matches won in 2020 (only 7 lost) and this great Roland Garros assure him a rise to the Top 50 and a radical change in its calendar.
By beating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4, she had gotten into Grand Slam semifinals for the first time in his career. But his story in this 2020 It started very differently from how you are going through it. Is that the 23-year-old Rosario He started the year in the 255th position in the ranking and playing ITF tournaments.
The January of the Argentine tennis player who revolutionized Paris began in Malibu, California. There he played an ITF tournament (those of lower hierarchy) and won it by beating the local Claire Liu (244 °) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Just a week later, she traveled to the island of Guadeloupe to contest the ITF of Petit Bourg, which was also awarded with a victory in the final against the French Harmony Tan (238 °) by 7-5, 7-5.
Those triumphs gave him the impetus to keep climbing, not only in the tournament level, but also in the rankings. By the first week of February Podoroska was already ranked 171st in the world rankings after reaching the semifinals of the WTA 125 in Newport Beach, California, in which she beat four players with a higher ranking than her own and fell in the semis against the American Madison Brengle (78th).
Between late February and early March the Rosario disputed the WTA International Acapulco and Monterrey, in which only in the latter could he reach the main draw (he lost in the first round).
Before the suspension of tennis was decreed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Podoroska was in Irapuato playing another tournament ITF. But after reaching the quarterfinals, the tournament had to be suspended due to the world situation and Rosario was inactive for five months.
August found her ranked 167th and going to compete in Europe. He WTA International Palermo was his post suspension debut and he reached the main draw again but did not advance from the first round. A week later she would travel to Prague to compete in the two International WTAs that would be played there, falling in the qualifying of the first but reaching the semifinals in the second, being the 12th seed of the contest.
Before arriving at Roland Garros, Podoroska was awarded the ITF of Saint-Malo being the 8th seed, after defeating the Spanish Cristina Bucsa 4-6, 7-5 and 6-2. After going through the Roland Garros qualification and achieving surprising victories in the contest, the Rosario made sure to enter the Top 50 of the WTA ranking and leave behind the bad economic past that did not allow her to take off, the lack of sponsors, the fight in minor tournaments around the world and resurface in the great women’s tennis tournaments with the Argentine flag.
Its immediate future seems uncertain: it is almost a fact that it will not be in the next ITF in the United States and the only WTA on the agenda until the end of the year will not have it (unless it is accessed by wild card), since the lists are already closed . His 2021, on the other hand, is promising: you will be able to access 90% of the most important tournaments in the world at least until July.