WATCH: Paula Badosa hands out early Christmas presents in a heartwarming moment at a children’s hospital in Dubai

WATCH: Paula Badosa hands out early Christmas presents in a heartwarming moment at a children’s hospital in Dubai

Paula Badosa

Spanish professional tennis player Paula Badosa is known to be an aggressive baseliner, whose game style is centered around her big serve and groundstrokes. She possesses one of the fastest serves on tour and with her effective defense she can easily cover all the angles of the court. She achieved the No. 2 ranking in April this year and her best performance at the Grand Slam was when she reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 French Open.

Off the court, she has been known to participate in the initiatives in the host countries of the tournaments. She was recently in the UAE capital ahead of the 2022 World Tennis League, where she took some time off from practice, visited a children’s hospital, and interacted with staff and patients. In a video shared by her on Twitter, she was seen playing and hugging the ailing children and distributing gifts.

Paula Badosa vs. Danielle Collins, 2022 San Diego Quarterfinal 

“The most special moments for me,” she posted on her Twitter. The tweet was liked and shared by many fans on the platform. “Woman with gold heart,” one of the fans wrote.

At an early age, the 5 ft 11 in tall athlete has fought with anxiety and depression and in her professional career, she has been vocal about these issues. Earlier, she has also emphasized how a positive mindset and a strong support system off-court help the players in overcoming the mental challenges and the pressure of the game.

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Paula Badosa’s professional career and her personal life

Paula Badosa and Juan Betancourt

Paula Badosa made her debut at the ITF Women’s circuit at Getxo at the age of 15. She reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Morocco Open. Her first grand slam match win came at the 2020 Australian Open when she defeated Johanna Larsson in the first round. The 2022 season became her most remarkable when she reached her career-high No. 2 following her semifinal showing at the 2022 Stuttgart’s Open.

She is known to have highly effective first serve, which helps her win a high percentage of first serve points. Despite being an aggressive baseliner she also possesses remarkable defense. Her quick movement, footwork, court coverage, and stamina allow her to dominate her opponents.

As for her personal life, she has been in a relationship with Cuban model and actor Juan Betancourt. Born in Cuba, Betancourt is a renowned model and actor who has been featured in magazines like GQ Brazil, Elle Man Vietnam, and GQ Espana.

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