Thanks to her victory against the German Angelique Kerber (15th) by 6-4 and 7-5, the Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa (27th) became the first of her nationality to reach the semi-finals at Indian Wells since 2003, when the historic Conchita Martínez, owner of 33 titles during her career and former world number 2, did it.
The right-handed, born in New York, United States, 23 years ago and 180 centimeters, once champion at the highest level, in Belgrade 2021, got into second time this season in the top four in a category tournament, because she had achieved it in Madrid, where she lost to Australian Ashleigh Barty in straight sets.
It should be remembered that the current Barcelona resident registered her fifth win against a Top 10 this year: previously he had celebrated against Barty, in Charleston, against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, in Cincinnati, and against Czech Barbora Krejcikova, in Indian Wells.
In the next instance, Badosa will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur (14th), who beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit on Thursday. The history between the two is equal, because the European held at the US Open 2015 and the African in Miami 2021.