Indian Wells Masters champion Paula Badosa enjoyed a strong end to the 2021 season and in 2022 she wants to make notable results at the Grand Slams. Badosa, 24, achieved her best Grand Slam result this year when she made the French open quarterfinal.
"I'm going to try. I am training, giving my one hundred percent because my goal is to reach the latter stage in the big tournaments and at the Grand Slams. My goal now is to go to Australia and do my best. Win the maximum matches," Badosa told Eurosport Espana.
Badosa made the WTA Finals final in her debut at the tournament before losing to Garbine Muguruza. Badosa was asked if she could imagine playing Muguruza in Grand Slam finals in the future. "Well that's what I would like.
It's my dream. I am fighting, working and trying to improve every day for that, really," Badosa admitted.
Badosa a big admirer of Muguruza
"The truth is that I have always admired her a lot, I have taken her as an example both for her triumphs and her style of play.
And now being able to share this with a great champion like her is for me a dream come true and an illusion, that cannot be denied. I am proud of myself to have come this far," Badosa added. Muguruza spoke extremely highly of Badosa after beating her in the WTA Finals final.
"I think it's the best match that I played so far here in Guadalajara," said Muguruza after her win. "It was a tough match facing another Spaniard in the semifinals....We've never faced each other before, so it was tricky.
"But I'm very happy that I got the win. Very proud of Paula. She started the year far in the rankings, and now she's a Top 10 player. Very impressive. She deserves a very well rest. Very happy for her year."