Azarenka and Badosa premiered their duet with a triumph

Victoria Azarenka and Paula Badosa They decided to play the doubles tournament together at the WTA in Adelaide, months after the huge final they played last season in Indian Wells. But nevertheless, the singles draw crosses them in the first round but this Monday they forgot and beat the Japanese Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, first sown.

The Belarusian and the Spanish won 6-4, 6-2 in just over an hour of play and in what meant the prelude to their duel this Tuesday, agreed at 7 am in Argentina / 21 in Australia (time local). The last antecedent, in the definition in California, fell on the side of Badosa, who that day won the most important title of his career in one of the games of the year.

After defeating the Japanese, world number two, Miami champions, Wimbledon semifinalists and the WTA Finals in 2021, They already have a guaranteed place in the quarterfinals, where they await a rival couple.