Spanish tennis star Paula Badosa was more than happy with the season she had in 2021. Badosa, 24, accomplished a few of her goals in 2021. Last month, Badosa captured her maiden Masters title in Indian Wells. Shortly after, Badosa broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career.
Also, Badosa made her debut at the WTA Finals. "Goodbye to 2021... What a season, I had always dreamed about this moment of being among the best in the world. After a lot of hard work, I have achieved it and I'm very proud to have reached this point.
I have lived many emotions this year and many new experiences. Every day I'm learning and trying to improve to be 1 percent better as a person and athletes. Thanks to all the fans who follow me and support me unconditionally, I try to read all of you always," Badosa said in a note posted on her Twitter account.
Badosa gives credit to those around her
Badosa claims she has a great team and group of people around her. "I wanted to thank my team and family who are with me always helping me to improve, without them I would not be where I am or who I am.
I feel very fortunate to have so many people by my side pushing me," Badosa continued. "I'm very proud to have gotten as far as I have but I am going to work harder than ever to stay. See you in 2022." Badosa made a strong start to her WTA Finals debut as she beat Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari in her first two matches in Guadalajara.
Badosa lost to Iga Swiatek in her final group stage match but she had already secured a semifinal spot. In the semifinal, Badosa suffered a straight-set loss to fellow compatriot Garbine Muguruza.