Badosa: I enjoy the matches in Belgrade
Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa Gibert secured her place in the quarter-final of Serbia Ladies Open, having defeated Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu after two sets – 6:0, 6:4.
After the match, Badosa spoke about confidence.
“I think my self-confidence comes from working hard day after day. Before all these matches, I was aware that I was on the right path. I trained every other day, my focus on it, and that was my secret – I train every day regardless of whether I have a match or a training session. I focus on myself and the plan set for the match, and things move in the right direction,” said the 23-year old Spanish player.
She says that the most important thing right now is that she enjoys every match.
“I think I felt a little pressure after the tournament in Madrid, and as for this week, I am proud of truly enjoying the matches. Several months ago, I did not enjoy the matches at all, I was too nervous and victory was an imperative. Of course, I still want to win, but also to enjoy,” said the 44th best tennis player in the world.
What is the most important thing to her?
“I think I’m progressing because I’m not thinking a lot about ranking or results. When you don’t focus on it, I think progress is inevitable. It’s important that I’m mentally fine, that I can be the best version of myself every day. I feel that I have progressed a lot in that sense this year, I worked hard with my coach.”
Finally, she shared her impressions about the tournament.
“It’s truly nice in Belgrade. The gym is very good, I feel comfortable and everyone is relaxed. I love tournaments like this and I’m glad to be here.”
In the semi-finals match, she will be facing of the winner of the match between Ajla Tomljanović (AUS) – Rebecca Peterson (SWE).