The honor of Sorribes

The Castellón equals the best result of her career in a WTA 1,000. For his part, Badosa made the break with his coach Javier Martí official.


When Sara Sorribes brings out all the pride she treasures on the track, she is capable of anything. This was demonstrated by the Castellón (48th) in the WTA 1,000 in Canada against the Czech Katerina Siniakova, Garbiñe Muguruza's executioner in the first round. Sorribes rallied from an adverse opening set, which eluded him for details, and chained a tremendous 12-game to 3-game run that gave him a place in the quarterfinals (equaling his best result in a WTA 1,000): 6-7 (4 ), 6-0 and 6-3 in 2:52 game hours.

Equality, together with a triple exchange of service breaks by both parties, marked the first set. The outcome was destined to a tie-break that began dominating Castellón with an exciting 2-0, but which finally ended up in the hands of Siniakova thanks to his umpteenth reaction with the score down.

Far from falling apart, Sorribes channeled the frustration of delivering the first set into motivation for the second. And it was a cyclone: 'donut' in 35 minutes and start again. The balance remained tilted on the Spanish side at the beginning of the final set, with a break that marked her seventh consecutive game in the match. But this time, unlike in the opening set, Sorribes imposed his law in another exchange of games won to the rest by both tennis players to seal his victory. In the next round, the tennis player from the Vall de Uxó will face Karolina Pliskova (she won 6-1 and Anisimova 7-6) for a place in her first semifinal of a WTA 1,000. In the rest of the day, victories for Sabalenka, Azarenka, Gauff (went directly through Konta's loss) and Giorgi, who gave the surprise of the day by eliminating Kvitova (double 6-4) .

Badosa breaks with her coach before the US Open

Apart from Sorribes' feat, on the afternoon of this Thursday Paula Badosa's professional break with Javier Martí, who was her coach for the last eleven months, became official. The news comes in strange circumstances, after the New York-born was eliminated by surprise last Wednesday in the second round of the WTA 1,000 in Canada against Rebecca Marino, the 220th in the world ranking.

"Javi has helped me at a very important moment in my career. He has been able to transmit me the calm necessary to find my way again and it is something that I will always be grateful for. I am very grateful for all the work we have done together. My goal is to maintain the competitive order that I have reached in recent months. I will try to compete at the highest level until the end of the season, showing myself that I can push myself 100% in each week of competition. It is a clear step forward that I have given at this time and that I want to be able to consolidate in the future, "explained Badosa in the statement released by his press officer.

During that professional union, Badosa achieved the best results of his career with Martí this season. She rose to 29th place in the WTA rankings, won her first professional tour title in Belgrade and posted her best Grand Slam performance to date thanks to her quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Time will tell if this decision, with the US Open just around the corner (from August 30 to September 12), has been the right one.

Results of the day in the WTA 1,000 of Canada

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