'Stubborn' Paula Badosa details why she is going against doctors amid chronic issue

Badosa has been diagnosed with a chronic back issue.

by Dzevad Mesic
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'Stubborn' Paula Badosa details why she is going against doctors amid chronic issue
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Paula Badosa admits it has been all but easy to accept her back injury diagnosis but also adds that she can be stubborn and that she plans to continue playing until she is convinced that there are no options left.

A couple of days ago, Badosa revealed that the back injury that has been hampering her for a year now is a chronic issue and that it will never go away. After getting the diagnosis, Badosa agreed to start taking cortisol shots in her back and see if would help her prolong her career for at least three or four years. 

While Badosa's back has responded well to the new therapy so far, there no any guarantees and the 26-year-old Spaniard fears the worst-case scenario in the back of her mind. 

"I cried a lot and I'm still crying sometimes when I hear that and when I have talks with the doctors," Badosa said.

"But at the same time, I have this personality, this character that it's like, 'I will still get through it, I will still keep fighting'. I'm like that, I'm a little bit stubborn. But I think maybe that in this case can help."

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Badosa seemingly hopes she can convince the doctors she can do it

In tennis, a back injury can be one of the most tricky to deal with. Badosa is experiencing it in her own skin and going through a very challenging time but remains hopeful that she can stay in pro tennis for at least a few more years. 

"Sometimes you just don't want to accept what the doctor says and you're like, 'For sure they're making a mistake'. I just try to stay positive," Badosa said. 

"There are some days that I wake up and I'm not feeling that well and I ask myself, 'Is this worth it?'"

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On Wednesday, Badosa started and concluded her sixth Madrid main draw run as she was beaten by Jessica Bouzas Maneiro 2-6 6-3 6-3.

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