Paula Badosa hits the record books after this fantastic performance at Indian Wells. In a final of 3 hours and four minutes, she defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) and became the first Spanish champion in the Californian desert after the two finals lost by Conchita. Martinez.
Dayana Yastremska, Cori Gauff (seeded 15), Barbora Krejcikova (3), Angelique Kerber (10), Ons Jabuer (12) and Azarenka, in one of the most epic definitions of the year, were the Iberian rivals in this fabulous race . It is the first WTA 1000 of her career in a dream season in which she made her first Grand Slam quarter-finals, debuted her record twice on the women’s circuit and, at the end, reached glory in Indian Wells like no other in his country: the legend Martínez, the 1994 Wimbledon champion, had lost two finals in this contest; in 1992 against Monica Seles and in 1996 against Stefi Graf.
On the other hand, he joins the title of Garbiñe Muguruza in the WTA in Dubai and, For the first time since 1996, Spanish tennis has harvested two 1000 category tournaments (as it has been called since this season). 25 years ago, Conchita herself had conquered Rome and Aranxta Sánchez Vicario did the same in Charleston.
Badosa will occupy the 11th position in the ranking from this Monday and its next goal is to qualify for the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, which will be played from November 10 to 17. To date it is located in the last entry quota, So why not keep dreaming