Paula Badosa returns to the Mutua Madrid Open three years later

The Spanish tennis player has received an invitation to the final draw of the Madrid tournament, where she already played in 2018 in one of her first major tournaments.


Paula Badosa has received one of the invitations to play the main draw of the Mutua Madrid Open, which will be held from April 27 to May 9, a tournament category WTA 1.000.

"I am very grateful to the Mutua Madrid Open for the invitation. Having the opportunity to compete in Spain is something very special and that I personally face with the greatest possible illusion," said the 70th in the world, who will join Garbiñe Muguruza as players venues already confirmed on Madrid clay.

Badosa returns to the capital of Spain for the first time since 2018. "I love the clay court tour, so being able to compete in Madrid motivates me a lot. It was one of the first great tournaments that I was able to play in my career and I remember the great affection that the fans showed me. I am looking forward to competing again on the tracks of the Caja Mágica, "the New York-born player added in a statement provided by the organization.Badosa signed her best Grand Slam performance at Roland Garros last year by reaching the knockout stages, defeating 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko and 2018 finalist Sloane Stephens. In addition, in 2015 he lifted the crown in Paris in the junior category.

That year he registered his best performance in the Caja Mágica tournament, when at the age of 17 he linked two victories in the qualifying phase to sign his first classification to the main draw. Then she could not complete the first round due to an injury against the Italian Sara Errani. He returned a year later and again failed to finish his match in the opening round due to an injury against Alizé Cornet.

"Paula is one of the best players in the WTA Ranking and we are delighted to be able to give her an opportunity to try to make her debut in our tournament," said Feliciano López, director of the Mutua Madrid Open. "It is true that he has not had much luck with injuries in previous editions, but we are sure that he will give everything on the court as he does in each of his games."In addition to Paula Badosa, two more invitations to the ATP Masters 1000 tournament have already been announced in the men's draw: Carlos Alcaraz and Fernando Verdasco. And the tournament announces that more will be announced soon.

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