Former Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro has praised Paula Badosa for the improvement she has made in her game as she thinks the 24-year-old will eventually reach the world No. 1 ranking. Last week, Badosa rose to a career-high ranking of No.
2 in the world. In late 2021, Badosa won her first WTA1000 title in Indian Wells. Shortly after winning Indian Wells, Badosa broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career. Badosa proved that her run in Indian Wells wasn't a fluke as she continued to make strong results and improve her ranking.
Now, Badosa is just a place away from being the world No. 1 player. The only player ahead of Badosa is Iga Swiatek, who has won her last 23 matches.
Suarez Navarro: Badosa is doing good things
“I see it in a very good moment.
Last year, Paula Badosa took a giant step and, in addition, this year, she is consolidating it. With patience and without hurry, I see Paula as number one. She is close. She only has Iga Swiatek ahead. He is doing things very well," Suarez Navarro said, per Zennishead.
Suarez Navarro also said that it's joy to see what's happening in Spanish women's tennis. Spain has two top-10 players as Muguruza is ranked at No. 9 in the world. Muguruza is no stranger to success as she is a two-time Grand Slam champion and has been ranked at No.
1 in the world. “And of Garbine Muguruza we already know what she is capable of without any injuries. Behind her, there are people like Sara Sorribes or Nuria Parrizas and young tennis players with a lot of desire. Spanish women’s tennis is in a moment of being able to give joy," Suarez Navarro added. It remains to be seen if Badosa can reach the world No. 1 ranking at some point this season.