Paula Badosa comments on Garbine Muguruza’s mental health battles recalling personal horrors

Badosa empathizes with Muguruza's situation and highlights the mental challenges of tennis.


Paula Badosa comments on Garbine Muguruza’s mental health battles recalling personal horrors

Paula Badosa and Garbine Muguruza ( credits - RTBF.if)

Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa has expressed her support for Garbiñe Muguruza, who recently announced her temporary retirement from tennis and the end of her professional relationship with Conchita Martínez. Badosa, who reached the semifinals at the Caja Mágica in 2021, said that she can empathize with Muguruza’s situation as she has also struggled with mental health issues throughout her career.

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I don’t know 100% of what she’s going through, but I can imagine. I can empathize a lot with that,” Badosa said. “I think this sport is very hard mentally, and people are not aware of how difficult it is. I have written to her to see if she is okay because we have a good relationship, and I really hope she comes back soon because I think Spanish tennis needs her.

Badosa‘s words of encouragement come at a crucial time for Muguruza, who has been a top player in the women’s circuit for several years. Her announcement of taking some time away from tennis and parting ways with Martínez has left fans and fellow players concerned about her future in the sport.

Muguruza, a former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion, has been an inspiration to many young players in the Spanish tennis scene, including Badosa. Badosa credits Muguruza with motivating her to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional tennis player and says that Muguruza has always been a role model for her on and off the court. With Muguruza facing a difficult time, Badosa hopes that her words of support can give her some comfort and encouragement.

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Badosa focused on improving her game ahead of Mutua Madrid Open

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Paula Badosa
( credits- Last word on sports)

As Badosa prepares for the Mutua Madrid Open, she has set her sights on improving her game and getting back to her best version. The young tennis star has been making steady progress in her career, and her impressive performances in recent tournaments have earned her recognition from fans and fellow players alike.

My objective in the Caja Mágica is clear. I would love to win. I would love to be in the semis. I’d love to be in the final rounds, but I don’t think that’s what I have to look for or the right thing to do,” Badosa said. “I think what I have to do is focus on what I’m doing this week. I’m trying to develop a better mental approach to the game, to recover the best version of myself.”

Badosa’s commitment to improving her mental game is a testament to her dedication to the sport and her desire to be a top player. As she takes on some of the best players in the world at the Mutua Madrid Open, Badosa will undoubtedly be a player to watch, not just for her skill on the court, but for her resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

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