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Badosa and Muguruza, a scepter at stake 28 years later

Badosa and Muguruza, a scepter at stake 28 years later

Both tennis players fight for the pass to the final of the teachers’ tournament, a stay that the only Spanish player who reached was Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in 1993.

Paula Badosa in Guadalajara.EFE
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Arantxa Snchez Vicario despaired on the carpet of Madison Square Garden in New York at the superiority of Steffi graf. In 1993, a judge was still brushing the net with his finger, and a Spanish woman was stepping for the first and last time in the final of the teachers’ tournament, then called WTA Tour Championships. In that year, it was of the white uniforms and the elastic headbands, Garbie muguruza She came to the world in Caracas and the Badosa family would still wait four years to celebrate the arrival of Paula, precisely among the skyscrapers of the Big Apple, where her parents act as models.

28 years later, and halfway through, in Guadalajara (Mexico), both will play this Tuesday (9:00 pm) the pass to the final of the tournament in a direct confrontation indito. Garbie, more experienced in this type of battle, trying to contain Badosa, the whirlwind that lately only conjugates the verb win, now also against the best. The Spanish scepter occupies it, for the moment Muguruza, number 5 in the ranking, winner in Wimbledon, Roland Garros and with the recent joy in the Dubi’s WTA 1000. Although steps below, Badosa has found the way in the last sprint of the season, getting the trophy of Indian wells, the most important to date after raising his arms as a junior in the land of Paris.

Mental strength

A tennis player wants to aspire to the highest echelons who until recently looked at the Hispanic-Venezuelan as a role model, and whose mental strength that led her down the path of bitterness until recently, plunged into a depression that does not allow you to remove everything you have always had inside.

Times gone by, before he managed to fix the missing piece in the puzzle, which has made him unstoppable. An end to the party that closes a year in which the great emerging figure of Spanish tennis has improved psychologically, but also physically, approaching the level of his rivals and facilitating the mobility of his body, elevated beyond the meter eighty .

Similarities and differences of the two banners of the current racket, who want to regain the path of Sanchez Vicario and Conchita Martinez. The veteran runs on Muguruza’s side, with Martnez herself even on her bench, and a connoisseur of the stage, which she also arrived as a debutant in the 2015 edition. the corner, but the stakes are high: the final between the teachers and the Spanish scepter.

Reference from elmundo