Lindsay Davenport tips Paula Badosa to win Grand Slam

Davenport a big fan of Badosa's game as she has predicted the bright future for the Spaniard.

by Dzevad Mesic
Lindsay Davenport tips Paula Badosa to win Grand Slam

Former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport thinks Paula Badosa was the most improved player in 2021. Badosa, 24, enjoyed a strong finish to the year as she captured her maiden Masters title in October and then made her maiden WTA Finals appearance in November.

Also, Badosa broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career shortly after her Indian Wells victory. “There’s a lot of players that improved a lot but, arguably, she was the most improved player last year,” Davenport said of Badosa.

“She was a great junior player. She’s talked about how tough that was for the first few years on the pro tour. But you see a player kind of come into their own, and you could see her as the year went on, you could just see how she behaved on the court, like, ‘Yeah, I belong here.

Yes, I can do this.’”

Davenport thinks Badosa to win a Grand Slam

Badosa has made it clear several times that she wants to make strong results at the Grand Slam results this year. In January, Badosa made the Australian Open round-of-16 before suffering a surprise defeat to Madison Keys.

Davenport says she loves everything about Badosa and thinks the Spaniard will win a Grand Slam. “It’s really fascinating and fun to watch when you’re on the sidelines and you see a player really live up to their potential, and a lot of times it starts between the ears,” Davenport continued.

“These players are so good, but once they believe they can be there and once they believe in their game at those big moments, you get a result like you saw with Badosa at Indian Wells. I believe she’s going to win a major.

I love her game. I love her work ethic. I love her behavior on court. She’s a fighter out there”.

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