The last and only time a Spanish woman played a Masters final, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario against Steffi Graf in 1993, Garbiñe Muguruza He was 44 days old: he was a baby. Paula Badosa He was not even born, he was four years away from coming into the world. Both will meet this Tuesday in semifinals of the renamed WTA Finals, in an unprecedented duel in tennis, to decide who will succeed Arantxa, 28 years later, in the fight for the title of teacher. The presence of a Spanish in the decisive match is assured. Or the experienced Muguruza, with two trophies from the Grand Slam and the world number one in his record, or the emerging Badosa, recently arrived at the top-10 with the WTA 1.000 de Indian Wells under the arm. The female circuit is so open that anything can happen. During the 2021 season, the alternation on the big stages has been tremendous. A hot streak or a week of inspiration was enough to tread the summit. Both Muguruza, very focused on this final stretch, and Badosa, launched in the last month, are now ride that wave.

Badosa has been classified with solvency, making his last appointment before Iga Swiatek in a procedure. It has cost Muguruza more, because he lost in a tight debut against Karolina Pliskova, although later he knew how to go back with two wins worthwhile to reach the goal. Its quality is as well known as its irregularity, but Conchita Martinez has managed to get a more stable performance, which has returned to the top-10. He started the course strong and is finishing it the same. The caraqueña knows dear in Mexico, where he has won two titles in Monterrey, and has not hesitated to wear the shirt of his football team in complicity with the public. From the beginning the flag of the Latin Power. When you feel comfortable, and you are, your game flows. Garbiñe has joined the party.