Badosa, Bolsava and Sorribes say goodbye in the first round

Paula Badosa lost against the Russian Samsonova (6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) and 7-5) and Bolsava could not overcome Jennifer Brady (6-1 and 6-3). Sorribes fell to Gavrilova (6-1, 7-5).


Two of the four Spaniards in the Australian Open women's team did not do well in the first round. Paula Badosa and Aliona Bolsava said goodbye with defeats of different kinds, but which also brought them down from the first Grand Slam of the season.

Paula Badosa, who was locked up for 21 days, first in the quarantine hotel arranged by the organization and then in another medicalized hotel after testing positive for COVID-19, had clear opportunities to win, but in the end she yielded to the Russian Liudmila Samsonova (22 years and 127th in the world), a rival who would surely have won under other conditions. The fact is that he lost by 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) and 7-5 in 2:38. The first round was saved by the Spanish in the tiebreaker, after lifting a break against. The second had many more alternatives and this time, the tie-break was taken by Samsonova. And in the third set, Paula served to win with 5-4, but visibly exhausted, she did not have the strength to withstand the pressure of her rival, who won the last three games and the match. Last year, Badosa made it to the second round in Melbourne, but this time it was all uphill since his arrival. Samsonova will now face another Spanish woman, Garbiñe Muguruza.

Bolsova, for her part, had far fewer opportunities to upset American Jennifer Brady, who won 6-3 6-1 in 59 minutes. In fact, the Spanish of Moldovan origin, who has dyed her hair pink, did not enjoy a single break ball in the entire match and made 32 unforced errors, many for a short match. Bolsava debuted at the Australian Open. Little history had the meeting. Brady will now cross paths with compatriot Madison Brengle.

Sorribes can't beat Gavrilova

Sara Sorribes was also unlucky, who lost in straight sets to Australian Daria Gavrilova in the last match of the day at the Australian Open. Sorribes could not with the local tennis player, who with the support of Margaret Court Arena, took the match 6-1, 7-5. The Australian was a gale in the first heat and also dominated much of the second. However, Sorribes shot with pride and reached the level of 5 in the second set, although when he served to force the tie-break Gavrilova broke his serve and ended his career at the Australian Open, while Gavrilova will be quoted in a beautiful Australian duel with world number 1 Ashleigh Barty.

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