Paula Badosa: I get excited like little girl when I think about WTA Finals

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Paula Badosa: I get excited like little girl when I think about WTA Finals

Spanish tennis star Paula Badosa reveals she got so excited while talking about the WTA Finals with her team. Badosa, 24, captured her maiden Masters title in Indian Wells and rose to No. 8 on the Race to the WTA Finals list.

Badosa now has a great chance to make her debut at the prestigious season-ending event. "It would mean a lot. I was talking two days ago with my team, I was super excited," Badosa told the WTA Tour. "I want to go there.

I've always seen the Finals on TV and imagine me going there? I was super excited. I was getting excited, like, I have to take a dress to go there. So imagine, I was like a little girl, you know? "And I'm lucky that I have a good relationship with almost all of them, so it's even nicer.

From Day 1 you are going to have an amazing match, and I like to play these kind of matches. And it means that I'm one of the eight best players in the world. So it's crazy."

Badosa feels she has the top level

Following her Indian Wells victory, Badosa climbed up to a career-high ranking of No.

13 in the world. Afterward, Badosa was asked if she felt like a world No. 13 player or like a top-10 player. "Look, I have to be honest, I don't know if I feel it, but I've been winning a lot of good matches this year and a lot of Top 20s, a lot of Top 10 players as well," Badosa explained.

"As I said, I have a very good relationship with almost all of them. So we practice a lot and a lot of them are Top 10 players starting with Ons, Barbora, Pliskova, Petra Kvitova. So I'm practicing with all these players and on the practice, I saw that the level was very similar.

So my team was like, 'OK, you're there, you just need just one tournament' or something. It just happened here. "But yeah, I feel I'm on that level, Top 10 or Top 15."