Paula Badosa reached a career-high rating of No. 2 final week.
Not too long ago-retired Carla Suarez Navarro sees the Spanish No. 1 as the longer term world No. 1.
Badosa, who presently trails world No. 1 Iga Swiatek by 2,136 factors within the WTA rankings, can rise to the highest says Suarez Navarro.
“Final yr, Paula Badosa took a large step and, as well as, this yr, she is consolidating it,” Suarez Navarro told EFE. “Patiently and unhurriedly, I see Paula as primary.
“It is shut. She solely has Iga Swiatek forward of her. She’s doing issues very properly.”
Former world No. 1 Simona Halep streaked by way of 9 straight video games dismissing Badosa 6-3, 6-1, in MAdrid.
It was a doubly tough defeat for Badosa, who was bothered by a shoulder challenge and can lose the No. 2 rating. Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova surpasses Badosa in the live rankings to regain No. 2.
“Yeah, it isn’t the perfect second proper now. Fairly dangerous,” Badosa advised the media in Madrid. “I do not know. It is robust to lose at house. It has been a troublesome week, as properly. Very anxious, a number of issues. Robust draw, as properly. Nevertheless it goes the way it goes, and I’ve to just accept it.
“I believe I would like days off, as a result of there are some tournaments that they appear like 5, and that is the case proper now. So, yeah, I believe I must relaxation a little bit bit.”
Pointing to the success of Badosa, two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza, who gained the WTA Finals final yr, and veteran Sara Sorribes Tormo, who turned the fourth Spanish girl in historical past to achieve the Madrid quarterfinals in the present day, Suarez Navarro stated Spanish ladies’s tennis is in a cheerful place.
“And Garbiñe Muguruza we already know what she is able to if the accidents respect her,” Suarez Navarro advised EFE. “Behind, there are individuals like Sara Sorribes or Nuria Párrizas and younger tennis gamers with a number of need.
“Spanish ladies’s tennis is in a second of with the ability to give joys.”
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