End of the countdown. Nadia Podoroska debuts in Abu Dhabi, the first WTA 500 in history, and you can see live at 3 AM, (Argentina time) on ESPN Play. From 12:30, delayed, on ESPN2.
In the first round, Argentina (No. 47 in the world) will face Spain’s Sara Sorribes (No. 66 WTA). “It’s going to be a very tough match. Sara is a great fighter,” she said in the preview about her first rival in the main draw of the contest to be played in the United Arab Emirates.
“I trained very well these weeks. I am very prepared”, commented the albiceleste. All this, in a strange, strange year, almost in the continuity of what was so atypical 2020: “It is going to be a year of great uncertainty. We are going to have to adapt to changes at the time. You have to be well predisposed. “
It should be remembered that the main names who traveled to the United Arab Emirates to start the 2021 season They range from Sofia Kenin (debuts before qualifying) to Elina Svitolina (before Jessica Pegula) through Karolina Pliskova (Sorana Cirstea) and Aryna Sabalenka (Polona Hercog).