Paula Badosa, Stefanos Tsitsipas to debut as mixed doubles pair at this tournament

Badosa and Tsitsipas set to debut as a mixed doubles team.

by Dzevad Mesic
Paula Badosa, Stefanos Tsitsipas to debut as mixed doubles pair at this tournament
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Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas are set to make their mixed doubles debut as the tennis couple will share the same side of the net at the World Tennis League. From December 31st to Christmas, the World Tennis League in Abu Dhabi will be taking place.

Badosa and Tsitsipas, who publicly confirmed their relationship in early June, will be representing the Team Kites. In Abu Dhabi, Badosa and Tsitsipas' teammates will be Aryna Sabalenka and Grigor Dimitrov. There will be three other teams and every tie will consist of one men's singles, women's singles and mixed doubles match.

Badosa, Tsitsipas didn't get to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon

In the summer, Badosa and Tsitsipas signed up for the Wimbledon mixed doubles.

Unfortunately for them, their mixed doubles debut didn't happen at Wimbledon after Badosa was forced to retire her singles second-round match due to a back injury. "No I won't be able [to]. The injury is the same as I have been struggling the past weeks.

It's the stress fracture. I tried my best to try to play here, but yesterday when I woke up I already, after my first-round match, I felt it again. It's a little bit worse. I will need a few days off and talk to my team and see what I do in the next days and the next weeks," Badosa said after retiring injured in her Wimbledon singles match.

Later, Tsitsipas was asked about Badosa being unable to play in mixed doubles. “Mixed [doubles] is not a thing anymore, thank God. I prefer to live. It never crossed my mind that I would be doing all three in a single event, but I also see it from the bright side.

You like tennis so much, you want to be in these Slams for as long as possible. You want to challenge yourself in singles, doubles, mixed doubles. I personally like mixed doubles," Tsitsipas said after their Wimbledon mixed doubles withdrawal.

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