Paula Badosa has an instantaneous plan for the offseason—flip off her telephone—and has dialed up main ambition for subsequent season.
Within the first all-Spanish semifinal in WTA Finals historical past, Garbine Muguruza beat Badosa 6-3, 6-3.
The 24-year-old Badosa can look again on a breakout season that noticed her seize titles in Belgrade and Indian Wells, rating six Prime 10 victories and qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals for the primary time. Badosa rocketed up the rankings from a year-end rank of No. 70 in 2020 to a brand new career-high ranking of No. 8 in the live rankings.
So what’s going to she do for an encore?
Badosa stated she goals to enhance her web play, sharpen her protection and strengthen herself mentally and bodily forward for the 2020 season realizing opponents shall be focusing on her.
“Possibly I need to go extra to the online. I do know I am an excellent baseline participant, so possibly I need to do this type of factor generally,” Badosa stated. “I do not know. I prefer to have a fairly various things, completely different video games. I prefer to be aggressive, however as properly I need to be a very good defensive participant. I do not know, I’ve to work a bit bit on all the things.
“Mentally I’ve to do one other step as a result of it is not the identical. To start out the yr 70 like final yr, now to begin the yr 8, I’ll have quite a lot of expectations. Mentally will probably be powerful as a result of each participant will need to win me. I will need to do one other step ahead on that. After all, bodily I’ve to enhance a bit bit extra.”
Badosa stated she’s studying to embrace a brand new regular in her profession.
“It was like very new for me, all these conditions, being on these rounds, taking part in in entrance of lots of people,” Badosa stated. “All the things was actually huge originally of the season, having these outcomes.
“I believe now I fairly really feel it is extra like regular and I am getting used to it. I believe that may assist me for subsequent yr as properly if I need to do huge issues.”
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