Paula Badosa and Victoria Azarenka you can see the faces in the 2021 Indian Wells WTA 1000 Grand Final. The Spanish reaches this high level of competition for the first time in the Californian tournament and wants to continue growing in her tennis to reach another step and win the title of champion.
The Spanish Badosa seeks to make history in this prestigious tournament Indian wells and become the first Spanish female tennis player and conquer the Californian contest. Conchita Martinez She was the last player to reach the final, but now she wants to go one step further and if she wins the title she would be placed as top 11 of the WTA ranking.
On Indian Wells 2021 has defeated players of the stature of Coco Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova, Angelique Kerber or Ons Jabeur. The player trained by the Valencian coach Jorge Garcia, right now it has reached the top 10 in the RACE of the season and she knows that this final is a very important step in her career, against a much more experienced player.
Badosa this season he has also reached his best round in a Grand Slam, at Roland Garros where he reached the quarterfinals. In that round he fell to Tamara zidansek, number 56 of the WTA ranking, in a very tight duel. The Slovenian tennis player, just 23 years old, beat in the third set Badosa, which also reached the second week of the tournament Wimbledon.
Badosa, meanwhile, comes de to carry out a very demanding team, where he has only yielded one set. It was precisely in the second round, against a player who is the only one who was among the seeds. In view of Yamastrenka he won in 3 sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. From there, the Spanish has been a gale that swept away Coco gauff (6-2, 6-2), Barbora Krejcikova (6-1, 7-5), Angelique kerber (6-4, 7-5) and Ons Jabeur (6-3, 6-3), without yielding partials.
They face the Belarusian in the grand final Victoria Azarenka, who won the title in 2012 and 2016, before Maria Sharapova (6-2, 6-3) and Serena Williams (6-4, 6-4), respectively. In this tournament too, just like Badosa, has only yielded one set.
He beat in the second round Linette 7-5, 3-0 and retired, in the third round he won Petra kvitova 7-5, 6-4, in the round of 16 to his compatriot Sasnovich 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals a Pegula 6-4, 6-2 and in the semifinals he came back to Ostapenko by 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Badosa started the season trained by the young former player Javier Marti, with which he clearly grew in his tennis during this season. As of September he changed for his current “coach”, Jorge Garcia, with which it continues to grow. He has taken giant steps with respect to his mobility and his mentality, which has allowed him to take the leap in quality that was suspected in his tennis. In fact, at the end of May he premiered his winners in the WTA with a win in Belgrade, where he defeated in the final Ana Konjuh 6-2, 2-0 and retired.
When is Badosa – Azarenka played?
The game is played Today, Sunday, October 17, at 10:00 p.m.
Where to see the Badosa – Azarenka?
The encounter can be seen by Teledeporte, which retransmits the Indian Wells WTA 1000. It can also be followed through the DAZN platform. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.