Paula Badosa and Simona Halep battle in second round

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Madrid Open LIVE: Second seed Paula Badosa will be up against former World No.1 Simona Halep in the second round of the Madrid Open on Saturday (30th April). Badosa enters the contest after sailing past Veronika Kudermetova in straight games in the first round, while two-time Madrid Open champion Halep defeated Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-3. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

Madrid Open LIVE: Paula Badosa and Simona Halep to battle against each other in second round of Madrid Open  – Follow Badosa vs Halep LIVE updates 

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  • Badosa has had a terrific year so far that saw her jump to World No.2 in the WTA rankings.
  • Her best-ever performance so far this year came in the Sydney International in January, where she won the title by defeating Barbora Krejcikova in the final.
  • Though she is yet to win a title after that event, she has made two semifinal and quarterfinal appearances in other tournaments this year.
  • She has shown consistent performance on clay courts this year by reaching the quarterfinals at Charleston Open.
  • Then at Stuttgart, she reached the semifinals only to go down to Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets.
  • Being the top seed at Madrid, after the exit of Iga Swiatek, she will look to make a good run in the tournament.
  • Meanwhile Halep who endured a poor run last year due to plague of injuries, enters Madrid with a renewed energy as she has teamed up with new coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who was a long-time coach of Serena Williams.
  • Halep won the Melbourne Summer Set I title earlier in January this year, but didn’t taste much success since then.
  • She reached the semifinals of Dubai Tennis Championship and the Indian Wells Masters and also faced a fourth round exit at the Australian Open.
  • She was also ousted in the first round of Qatar Open after losing in straight sets to Caroline Garcia.
  • The World.No 21 is playing her first clay court tournament this year and showcased a terrific aggressive game in her first round against China’s Zhang and looks eager to put up a strong show in Madrid.

Also Read: Madrid Open: Former World No.1 Simona Halep credits new coach Mouratoglou to help bring the fire back after winning start in Spain

Badosa vs Halep Head-to-Head: This will be the first meeting between both the players. Based on her current form, Badosa can be termed as the favourite but the experienced Halep cannot be taken lightly and she is expected to give a tough fight to the World No.2.

Badosa too knows the kind of challenge Halep would bring to the table. Speaking about Halep on the eve of the contest she said, “Of course, she’s a great champion. So maybe I’ m the favourite or no, I will try to give my best because for sure she will push me to the limits.” 

“It’s going to be very tough, She won this tournament. She’s played center court, she played so many times, so she knows this court well. But I think it’s going to be an interesting match and I’m really looking forward to that,” she added.

Madrid Open LIVE: Paula Badosa and Simona Halep to battle against each other in second round of Madrid Open  – Follow Badosa vs Halep LIVE updates 

How to watch Badosa vs Halep LIVE streaming?

Tennis TV will live stream the Madrid Open 2022. It is also likely to be available on the ATP Tour official website and Dicovery+

Madrid Open LIVE: Paula Badosa and Simona Halep to battle against each other in second round of Madrid Open  – Follow Badosa vs Halep LIVE updates 

 

 

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