Paula Badosa made it to the third round of Wimbledon after defeating 17-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova, but she was not happy with the continuous breaks taken by her opponent. Fruhvirtova kept going back to the locker room and calling for the physiotherapist, causing the match to pause multiple times. Badosa, who has been struggling with back problems and lack of competition rhythm, warned about the risks of these interruptions. Despite her frustrations, she managed to secure a victory with a score of 6-4, 6-2.

Now, Badosa is set to face Russian player Daria Kasatkina in the next round, who recently won the WTA 500 Eastbourne tournament. Kasatkina displayed an impressive performance in her match against Yuriko Lily Miyazaki, winning with a double 6-0 score. This upcoming match will be a tough challenge for Badosa, as reaching the round of 16 in Wimbledon would be a historic achievement for her.

After defeating Fruhvirtova, Badosa jumped 10 spots in the WTA rankings, moving from 93rd to 83rd place. This victory not only improved her ranking but also demonstrated her mental strength and determination to make a comeback. Badosa reflected on her challenging journey, from a low point in 2023 to her current resurgence. She emphasized the importance of facing setbacks and using them as motivation to move forward.

Badosa’s recent success marks a significant turnaround in her career, especially after her struggles earlier in the year. She acknowledged the impact of her defeat at the Mutua Madrid Open and how it served as a turning point for her. With a renewed sense of confidence and a full support team behind her, Badosa is ready to face the challenges ahead.

Looking ahead, Badosa aims to focus on the American hard-court season and prioritize her performance over worrying about rankings and qualifications for future tournaments. By setting aside the pressure and expectations, Badosa plans to enjoy her game and strive for a successful end to the year, setting the stage for a promising 2025 season filled with opportunities for growth and achievement.