Paula Badosa and depression in tennis

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Paula Badosa and depression in tennis

Paula Badosa will have a great chance to win the title at Indian Wells 2021 when she faces tennis player Victoria Azarenka. To win the title, the beautiful Spaniard player had to face a terrifying draw and so far she has beaten tennis players such as Dayana Yamstreska, Cori Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova, Angelique Kerber and finally Ons Jabeur in the semifinals.

During the press conference Paula expressing her feelings, also talking about an issue like mental health and depression. She said: "It was a very difficult match, Ons played really well and with a lot of confidence. I knew her well and I knew that she is a very solid and at the same time very aggressive tennis player.

right combination. At the same time I think I played really well and this is why I won the game."

Paula Badosa on her career

Continuing, Badosa said: "I'm really excited to have reached the final, I still don't believe it and it's an incredible feeling to be here.

Vika has found herself in this situation many times, she certainly has more experience than me and this will be a very difficult race. I am playing well, confidently and I will try my best to win. The Roland Garros 2015? It's different, I was very young there and I didn't even know what tennis really was at that time, it was all new to me.

Now, after all, I am showing that I belong to this world, I work hard and have experienced many ups and downs over the years, now I'm in the final and it's real. The Depression? It is important to share this message, I see that other athletes have also been through and are going through this moment, I am not the only one who has suffered from depression.

We are in a very tough sport and depression is really hard but it happens often here. When I'm sad I think about situations like these and those that I will live, I can't believe it and now I will be in the final after having challenged champions like Kerber or Azarenka in tennis.

won a lot and I know he is a very tough opponent to beat, it will be difficult but I like this type of challenge."