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Badosa tearfully withdraws from Miami

The Spanish Paula Badosanumber 6 in the world rankingI know withdrew due to injury and in tears of the Miami tennis tournament, at 17 minutes of jumping on the track this Wednesday to play the quarterfinals against the American Jessica Pegula (n.21).

Badosa, who was a semi-finalist in Indian Wells last week, was down 1-4 in the first set when he reported his withdrawal visibly frustrated by a physical problem.

The Spanish player, champion of Indian Wells last year, had already had physical problems during her round of 16 match against the Czech Linda Fruhvirtovaalthough in that case he managed to overcome and advance to the next round.

Last Monday, Badosa triumphed 6-2, 6-3 against the 16-year-old Czech player, but she gave the feeling of being dizzy on the track, with breathing problems and symptoms of exhaustion.

In that case, the Catalan player, born in Manhattan in 1997, received assistance in the third game and the doctors measured her pressure before she could resume competition.

And those symptoms were noted again in the quarterfinal match against Pegula, despite the fact that the match started positively for Badosa, with a break in the first game.

However, Pegula’s reaction was forceful. He recovered the break to love and held serve, back to love, to take a 2-1 lead against a struggling Badosa.

You could see the concern of the Catalan player, who knew that she was not in top form.

After the break, Pegula again took Badosa’s serve and held hers to take an easy 4-1 lead.

It was at that moment that Badosa asked for medical help and, a few seconds later, he put his racket away to report his withdrawal from the tournament. He was moved by disgust and Pegula went over to give him a hug.

Barely 17 minutes had passed since the start of the match and Pegula advanced to the semifinals, where she will face the winner of the match between Poland’s Iga Swiatek (n.2) and Czech Petra Kvitova (n.32).

The other semifinal will be played by the Swiss belinda bencictwenty-second favourite, and the Japanese Naomi Osaka (n.77).

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