Badosa buries Gauff in Indian Welss and Baustista says goodbye

Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa qualified for the round of 16 at Indian Wells after beating American Cori Gauff by a double 6-2 in 55 minutes. Although it is played in the Californian desert, Indian Wells faced a day of setbacks as the rain forced some games to be delayed and others like Badosa’s to be suspended. Despite this, the Spanish, who occupies position 27 in the WTA ranking, clearly and firmly imposed on the young American Cori Gauff, number 19 in the world.

Badosa, the only Spanish representative who continues in the women’s team, The Czech Barbora Krejcikova, third seeded and number five in the world ranking will be measured in the next round. “The conditions were tough, it was a difficult day. There was a lot of wind. I knew it had to be very solid and that’s what I did,” Badosa said at the press conference after his victory.

The tennis player affirmed that this season she has taken “a step forward” mentally and also pointed out that physically she looks faster and with more confidence. “I am believing in myself and it seems to me that this is a big change“He added. Badosa, the 21st seed, had beaten Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska in the previous round.

As for Spaniards in the men’s box, Roberto Bautista said goodbye to the tournament by falling in three sets (6-5, 5-7 and 6-3) against the British Norrie. This Tuesday it will be Pablo Carreño’s turn against Khachanov and Albert Ramos against Basilashvili.

Of the rest of the day they stood out the victories of the Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia and the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who got their ticket to the round of 16 at Indian Wells after eliminating Czech Karolina Pliskova and Briton Daniel Evans, respectively.

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Beatriz Haddad Maia, world number 115, starred in the big surprise in the Californian tournament by eliminating Pliskova, who occupies the third position in the ranking of the WTA and who was the first seed of Indian Wells. Haddad Maia took the victory over Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 4 minutes. The Brazilian will face Estonian Anett Kontaveit, number 20 in the WTA standings, in the round of 16.

For his part, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman also qualified for the next round after coming back from his match against Evans 5-7, 6-4 and 6-0 in two hours and 19 minutes.. Schwartzman, the eleventh seed, will face off at the next crossroads with Norwegian Casper Ruud, sixth seed of the tournament.

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