Paula Badosa, who will play this Tuesday (9:00 p.m., TDP and DAZN, the semifinal of the WTA Finals against Garbiñe Muguruza, has never been afraid of changes, perhaps marked by the restless and cosmopolitan spirit of New York, the city in which he was born because his parents, Josep Badosa and Mireia Gibert, worked there in the world of fashion. As influenced by that free spirit of the city in which she lived her first seven years, She has not hesitated to change technicians until she returned to Jorge García, who trained her when she was 14 years old in Valencia. “I have always had a good connection with him, he gives me peace of mind and we were always in contact, “he explains.
In September 2018, she put herself in the hands of Xavi Budó, Carla Suárez’s former technician, with whom she faced and made public the problems of anxiety and depression that gripped her. “The environment did not help, they just wanted me to win. The press put labels on me very quickly. Everything came together and the mix was chaos,” he said in an interview with AS.
Recovered his spirits and hunger, he faced the radical change of leaving Barcelona and settling in Madrid in September 2020 with Javier Martí, a former tennis player who had gone through the same thing as her and who had the injuries removed. Grew up. But in August of this year they broke the relationship to return with Jorge García.
What hasn’t changed is the rest of his team. The nutritionist and psychologist Dani de la Serna is his “best friend” and the former Spanish high jump champion David Antona helps him shape a physique that has improved a lot. You just have to see how he accelerates the balls. Antona, who also works with Willy Hernangómez, has spiced her tennis with squats and deadlifts. All three are in Guadalajara with her. Like his partner, the Cuban model Juan Betancurt who has accompanied him in the last tournaments. A ‘team’ with whom, at last, he seems to have found peace.