The AS Awards They are in their 15th edition. A long period in which the best athletes have paraded through his record. Reef Nadal, for instance. Too Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo messi. In addition to Sebastian Coe, Miguel Indurain, Iker Casillas, Alberto Contador, Marc Márquez, Pau Gasol, Saúl Craviotto, Carolina Marín, Ruth Beitia, Yulimar Rojas … An endless list of success and talent.

In that record there is also a very young Paula Badosa, who at 18 took the stage to collect the AS Promise Award, on December 14, 2015. That course had conquered Roland Garros in junior category. The trophy was given to him by a legend, Conchita Martinez, who was clear about his projection: “Paula is going to give us many joys.” That dazzling girl, who came to the AS Gala accompanied by her parents, Mireia Gibert and Josep Badosa, expressed a wish. “I hope to confirm in the future this AS Promise Award“was his hopeful message. I wish it was fulfilled. Exactly six years later, Paula will receive the AS Sports Award, after winning Indian Wells and dispute the WTA Finals. It has cost more than expected. Along the way, she had to overcome anxiety problems, and to believe in herself again, but she also won that game. Badosa He is already up, where they projected his dreams of 2015. And he still has a long way to go. The best is yet to come.