The Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa remained as the only Spanish representative in the tournament Indian Wells (United States), category WTA 1.000 and seventh Masters 1,000 of the season in the ATP, after beating the czech Barbora Krejcikova in two sets (6-1, 7-5) and qualify for the quarterfinals, while Pablo Carreño and Albert Ramos they said goodbye in the third round.
The Catalan player, twenty-first favorite in the event, she got into the top eight after a great game against the third seed and will now seek against the German Angelique Kerber their second semifinals in a tournament of this category after those reached in Madrid.
Badosa, who closed the meeting with 24 winning hits, was very firm and He barely gave the Roland Garros champion options in the first set, which he solved in just half an hour after breaking three of his rival’s four serves.
However, she, excessively erratic, improved in the second set and was able to flip an opening break to go 3-2 and serve. But Krejcikova couldn’t take advantage of her best moment and the Spanish was rebuilt to re-balance the game and, after forgiving a match ball with 5-4, not forgiving with 6-5 to avoid an always uncomfortable ‘sudden death’ and sentence her ticket to the quarterfinals.
«I think I played a pretty good game. I knew I had to play at a high level against Barbora because she is an incredible player, very talented. We played before so I knew what I was going to find on the court. I feel good and I am very happy to have been able to play the best I can, ”Badosa celebrated after the match.
Carreño and Ramos, eliminated
On the other hand, in the ATP Masters 1,000 Pablo Carreño and Albert Ramos said goodbye after losing in the third round to Russian Karen Khachanov (6-0, 6-4) and Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2), respectively, leaving the men’s team without national representation.
Carreño, number 16 in the world and what says goodbye practically to his options to be in the ATP Finals in Turin, was completely overcome in a first set in which the Russian tennis player, his executioner in the Tokyo 2020 semifinals, endorsed him a ‘donut’ after taking advantage of all the ‘break’ opportunities available to him in the set.
The Asturian He was unable to generate any breaking balls in front of his opponent, to which a break in the third game of the second heat was enough to close the duel in just over an hour and meet Albert Ramos’ executioner in the second round.
The Catalan managed to get ahead in the contest with two breaks in the first set that neutralized the Georgian’s ‘break’; However, the ‘tie-break’ of the second set allowed Basilashvili equalize the match. A 2-0 start for his rival and another break in the fifth game of the final set ended Ramos’ adventure in the North American tournament.