Badosa Collapsed At Madrid Open

Simona Halep played one of the best matches again at the Madrid Open, defeating the locally popular Paula Badosa with a straight set and reaching the seventh round 16 in 11 tournaments on Saturday.

The Romanian, who won twice in Madrid, won 21 times to defeat Badosa in 2nd place 6-3, 6-1 on Kahamagika’s central court.

8-seed Ons Jabeur defeated Vavala Gracheva 7-5, 0-6, 6-4, while Belinda Bencic defeated Karolina Muchova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. American Amanda Anisimova also needed three sets to defeat Petra Martic.

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“I knew I needed to focus on every point and give everything I have, and I did very well today,” said Halep, ranked 21st in the world. Said. “I’m very happy with how I play.”

In the next phase, Halep faces Coco Gauff. The 18-year-old American defeated Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 after converting six of the 21 breakpoints.

Badosa, who was ranked higher than ever in his fledgling career, converted only one of seven breakpoints against Halep. The Spaniards made it to the semi-finals of Madrid as a guest last year, ranking 62nd in the world.

“She has played at a high level, but it’s all her credit. I haven’t played well,” Badosa admitted. “I failed everything, so I only won four games. She played very well, was fast and served well. At a crucial moment the ball fell to her side. Remaining. All I have to do is praise her. We are the champions of sports. It’s not the best moment right now. It’s bad. It’s hard to lose at home.

Halep won consecutive Madrid titles in 2016 and 2017, and runner-up in 2014 and 2019. She has won the Australian Open and the French Open less than 31 times and won 29 main draws.

Only three-time champion Petra Kvitova has won 32 more main draw matches than Halep in Madrid.

Once the number one in the world, Victoria Azarenka was the first match to withdraw for personal reasons since the third round in Miami, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Tamara Zidane Sek in 2 hours and 20 minutes. I broke it with.

8-seed Ons Jabeur defeated Vavala Gracheva 7-5, 0-6, 6-4, while Belinda Bencic defeated Karolina Muchova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. American Amanda Anisimova also needed three sets to defeat Petra Martic.

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