Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Badosa begins her Charleston campaign

Paula Badosa (photo by Daniel Ward)
12th seed Paula Badosa got off to a good start in Charleston today by defeating Mayar Sherif 6-3, 6-1 in the first Credit One Stadium match of the day. The first set was very competitive and featured some exciting rallies. The Spaniard, however, pretty much ran away with the second set, putting pressure on Serif, who rushed a lot of her returns.
Paula Badosa (photo by Daniel Ward)

Paula Badosa (photo by Daniel Ward)
Also winning today was 2019 champion Madison Keys, who defeated Emma Navarro 6-4, 6-3. Keys talked about her ability to "shut things out" when she's on a big stadium court (except for a Lady Gaga song that was stuck in her head during the match against Navarro). She also said that having had repeated success in Charleston is a big motivating factor for her when she plays here.
Madison Keys (photo by Daniel Ward)

Also notable today, hometown favorite Shelby Rogers defeated 13th seed Danielle Collins 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, and in a contest between two up and coming players, Diana Shnaider defeated Alycia Parks 6-4, 6-3.
Shelby Rogers (photo by Daniel Ward)

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