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Stat of the Day: Paula Badosa has now won 5 of her last 6 matches against Top 10 players
The Spaniard has gone 5-1 against Top 10 players since Wimbledon—before that, she was 1-5 in her career.
Published Nov 14, 2021
Paula Badosa has come out swinging at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, winning her first two matches in straight sets against Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari.
And with those wins, Badosa is now 5-1 against Top 10 players since Wimbledon.
Before Wimbledon, she was 1-5 in her career.
BADOSA’S CAREER RECORD AGAINST TOP 10 PLAYERS: 6-6
l. to No. 5 Bertens in 2019 Palermo SFs, 6-1, 7-5
l. to No. 7 Bertens in 2019 US Open 1st Rd, 6-4, 6-2
l. to No. 8 Kvitova in 2020 Australian Open 2nd Rd, 7-5, 7-5
d. No. 1 Barty in 2021 Charleston-1 QFs, 6-4, 6-3
l. to No. 1 Barty in 2021 Madrid SFs, 6-4, 6-3
l. to No. 5 Svitolina in 2021 Eastbourne 1st Rd, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1)
d. No. 8 Swiatek in 2021 Olympics 2nd Rd, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
d. No. 3 Sabalenka in 2021 Cincinnati 2nd Rd, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
l. to No. 4 Pliskova in 2021 Cincinnati QFs, 7-5, 2-0 ret. (w/shoulder injury)
d. No. 5 Krejcikova in 2021 Indian Wells 4th Rd, 6-1, 7-5
d. No. 2 Sabalenka in 2021 WTA Finals RR, 6-4, 6-0
d. No. 6 Sakkari in 2021 WTA Finals RR, 7-6 (4), 6-4
With Sabalenka's win over Iga Swiatek on Saturday night, Badosa is guaranteed to finish at No. 1 in her round robin group and advance to the semifinals in Guadalajara.
The winner of Sabalenka against Sakkari on Monday will finish at No. 2 in the group and join Badosa in the final four at the season-ending championships.