Paula Badosa withdraws due to back discomfort in the round of 16 of the Thailand tournament


Paula Badosa had returned to tennis with enthusiasm, with impetus and with that very distinctive and aggressive style that had taken her to number 2 in the world in 2022. Two good victories at the Australian Open and a hard-fought defeat to meet again in competition mode. But the Spaniard suffers again with her back, forced to withdraw from the Thailand tournament in the second round against Diana Schnaider. In May 2023, Badosa suffered a stress fracture of the L-4 vertebra that prevented him from having the desired season. Although she was prepared for it, she was not able to compete at Roland Garros, and the attempt to return in July, for Wimbledon, did not bear fruit. The injury needed her time. The player ended up taking the problem more calmly and decided to put an end to the season. In January she began her comeback. Aware that she needed matches, she was proud of those three matches at the Australian Open with which she accumulated minutes and confidence. She expected the same in Thailand, where she played a great first round with a very hard-fought match against Lanlana Tararudee (3-6, 6-4 and 6-1 in one hour and 57 minutes), but in the middle of the match against the Russian Diana Schnaider. She had to apply the brakes again. Related News No Australian Open standard Sinner, champion in Australia with a superb final against a great Medvedev Laura Marta No Australian Open standard Sabalenka: “I could retire, but no, I can achieve much more” Laura Marta As indicated by the WTA on its page website, the Catalan player decided to leave the match due to “an injury to the lower part of her back.” An annoyance that hindered her movements, especially when serving. And although she requested medical assistance in a court exchange, she could not continue and she had to retire when the score was 2-6 and 3-4. At the moment, Badosa, 83rd in the world, does not know if it is a fall from the same injury or some other setback. She will undergo tests and, from there, she will restart her return to the circuit.

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