Paula Badosa is continuing her breakthrough season, but is still willing to discuss the lows that came before her current highs.

Badosa has been open about struggles with depression and anxiety, mental health struggles she’s learned to manage through a revelatory 12 months that has culminated with a maiden WTA 1000 final at the BNP Paribas Open.

“It is important to share this message, I see that other athletes have also been through and are going through this moment, I am not the only one who has suffered from depression," Badosa said.


The Spaniard is in the main draw for the first time in singles at Indian Wells, and reached the final, where she will face Victoria Azarenka on Sunday. En route to the championship match, she has already taken on high-ranked players in the California desert, including Coco Guaff, Ons Jabeur, and Angelique Kerber.

It will be a fierce final on Sunday, as both players have only dropped one set during their time in California.