The Spanish Paula Badosa, 23 years old and 71st worldwide, entered the second round of the tournament Miami WTA 1000 benefited by the abandonment of her rival, the Swiss Jill Teichmann, at the end of the first set and after 50 minutes of play.
With 6-5 for the Helvetica born in Barcelona and trained by Beto Martín and Arantxa Parra, and 40-0 for the Spanish in the twelfth game of the sleeve the match ended. Teichmann, 23 years old and 41st WTA, was treated on the track and decided to leave the crash after not recovering from a left thigh injury.
Badosa, without any title in his career and who had beaten Teichmann two years ago, in Seoul, always kept the type in what was played in the game. The Swiss, with the titles in Prague and Palermo in 2019 in her history and the recent semifinals in Adelaide and Dubai, was ahead on the scoreboard but the Spanish neutralized every disadvantage and kept the pulse until the duel was suspended.
Badosa, semifinalist this course in Lyon after his nightmare in Australia, with positive Covid included, she will play in the second round against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, twenty-seventh favorite. In his debut in 2015, with an invitation, he reached the third tie, his best result in this tournament.
In addition, the Dutch Arantxa Rus reached the second round after beating the Czech Marie Bouzkova (6-3 and 6-2) and will face the Greek Maria Sakkari, twenty-third favorite.
For her part, the Estonian Kaia Kanepi knocked down the American Lauren Davis (6-3 and 7-5) to meet the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, twenty-first seeded. and the North American Shelby rogers She became the rival of the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, fifth seed, after defeating her compatriot Madison Brengle by a double 6-3.