Paula Badosa He will not be at Roland Garros, the second ‘Grand Slam’ of the year that will be played on clay in Paris starting next Sunday, May 28. This Thursday, the 25-year-old tennis player has confirmed that she suffers a spinal cord injury.
After a difficult start to the year, in which she was sidelined at the Australian Open due to a muscle problem, the Catalan had been recovering sensations on a good clay-court tour, in which she reached the quarterfinals in Rome. However, it was precisely in the Italian capital that she suffered the injury that will keep her away from tennis “for a few weeks”, as she has confirmed in a post of hers on her social networks.
— Paula Badosa (@paulabadosa) May 25, 2023
“When everything seemed to be fine again, bad news again just before the start of a ‘Grand Slam’. At the tournament in Rome I suffered a stress fracture in my spine. It has been very hard news after the start of Such a difficult year with the injuries. This is going to keep me out of the competition for a few weeks. Thanks to all of you who are always with me. I will inform you”, he wrote on his social networks.
After being forced to retire in the third round of the tournament last year against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the Spanish will not be able to in this edition of the French tournament, of which she reached the quarterfinals in 2021, losing to the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, in the which has been his best result in a ‘Grand Slam’ to date. Spanish tennis also regretted the absence of Rafael Nadal, the king of clay, in the men’s tournament. A few days ago he announced that he could not compete due to injuries and that 2024 would be the year of his retirement.
Personally, Badosa has also experienced changes in recent times. A few weeks ago he finally confirmed his break with the Cuban model Juan Betancourt, with whom he did not reach two years of courtship. At the beginning of the month, in addition, she was interviewed by david broncano in The resistance of Movistar Plus+. They gave a lot to talk about, since they joked about the ephemeral sentimental relationship they had in 2020.