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Badosa continues dream run at Roland Garros with win over Vondrousova

/ 09:23 PM June 06, 2021
Paula Badosa

Spain’s Paula Badosa celebrates after winning against Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova at the end of their women’s singles fourth round tennis match on Day 8 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2021. (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU / AFP)

PARIS – Paula Badosa reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal when she beat former finalist Marketa Vondrousova 6-4 3-6 6-2, with her aggressive baseline play outclassing the Czech 20th seed on Court Suzanne Lenglen on Sunday.

The players traded breaks in the opening stages and were level at 4-4 when Badosa broke again before keeping her nerve to save two break points in the final game to seal the opening set.

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While Badosa thrived on the longer rallies, Vondrousova looked to finish points quickly and the Czech claimed the crucial break to go up 4-2 before serving out the second set to take it into a decider.

Vondrousova’s fatigue was in stark contrast to the energy of Badosa, who broke twice to take a 4-1 lead in the final set.

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The Spaniard broke a third time in the final game, when Vondrousova’s return on her second match point went long, to set up a quarter-final clash with unseeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek.

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