Paula Badosa says goodbye to the dream of Roland Garros
Paula Badosa has said goodbye to the dream of Roland Garros. The Spanish tennis player has lost in the round of 16 to a great Laura Siegemund 7-5 and 6-2 in one hour and 36 minutes of the game. The German found a way to make the junior champion of the French Grand Slam in 2015 uncomfortable and thus secure a place in the quarterfinals. Badosa came to serve to win the first set but ended up yielding to the German.
The Catalan, who made a historic appearance in the round of 16, could not counteract the power and pace of Siegemund, who achieved come back from 5-3 in the first set and that made her desperate with dropouts forcing him to continually upload to the network. Even so, her great week in the French capital will allow her to rise to her best classification, as the second best Spanish after Garbiñe Muguruza, in the next update of the WTA ranking.
After surpassing Kozlova, Stephens and Ostapenko in his first week in the great Parisian, 2015 Roland Garros junior champion opened the court Simonne Mathieu against the combative Siegemund looking to extend the feat of his historic qualification for the second round.
It was the German who managed to get ahead in the third game, after recovering to 40-0 and breaking in her second chance, although the Catalan, number 87 in the WTA ranking, responded with a counterbreak with a blank game.
Although he missed the two break opportunities he enjoyed in the sixth, he did not fail in the eighth, where managed to get 5-3 with serve to win. However, Siegemund returned the break and started a four-game winning streak to claim the heat.
Nor did things start well in the second set for Begur, who saw how the German I broke the serve as soon as I started, before having to be treated with 2-1, after forgiving a ‘break’ ball previously, due to back discomfort.
A new break from Siegemund in the seventh game ended up condemning her, and his rival closed the duel on the first of the three match points available. Now the 32-year-old, who has reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals for the first time, will face Czech Petra Kvitova, who defeated China’s Shuai Zhang (6-2, 6-4).