Paula Badosa, champion on Saturday of the WTA 500 in Sydney and number six in the ranking, has fulfilled this Monday with its condition of favorite in the first round of the Australian Open.
In his tournament debut, the Catalan has defeated Ajla Tomlajovic for the second time in less than a week 6-4 and 6-0.
Jorge García’s pupil, when he dominated 5-3 in the initial set, approached the line judge to ask for the presence of the physiotherapist. They billed him for the number of matches accumulated at the beginning of the course.
Tomljanovic had time to break his opponent’s serve and take a 5-4 lead before Paula was attended to in the locker room. The Australian also suffered problems in the thigh of her right leg.
Badosa aali like a cyclone, chaining seven games to certify his ticket. Paula, eighth favorite in the draw, equals her best result in the Open, which dated from the 2020 edition.
It should be remembered that in the last edition he gave in at the premiere after having to quarantine after becoming infected with the British strain of coronavirus.
The Italian Trevisan
Jorge García’s pupil, in the upper part of the draw, will be seen in the second round with the Italian Martina Trevisan, the 111 in the world and who won her ticket to be among the participants from the previous phase. Trevisan defeated Japan’s Nao Hibino 6-2, 6-3 today.