Devastated Paula Badosa Breaks Her Silence With a Cryptic Tweet Following Inevitable Retirement at WTA Hua Hin

Published 01/31/2024, 11:48 PM EST

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Paula Badosa is one player who has not been seen performing at the potential tennis fans imagined for her. After she rose to rank 2 in 2022, the tennis world believed they had another Spanish great on their hands. However, since then, Badosa has been on a steady decline. Continuous bouts with injuries have derailed her recent form, with another instance throwing her off tracks.

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After she reached the quarterfinal of the 2023 Italian Open in May, the third round in the Australian Open was her best result in a Masters or slam. Dealing with back-to-back injuries, she shared a cryptic message on her social media.

Paula Badosa shares a cryptic message after withdrawal

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Since the start of 2023, she has been dealing with back-to-back injuries, and the situation has not improved for her. She stepped into the Hua Hin Championships with much hope, which was unfortunately destroyed when an injury forced her to withdraw from round 2 of the tournament. As per current information, she retired due to a lower back injury.

Dashing her hopes of returning to her level of tennis, Badosa found pain in more than her lower back. On her ‘X’ page, she shared a simple, “❤️‍🩹“, possibly signifying heartbreak due to another withdrawal.

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Occupying the second-best spot in a spot and then declining steadily over the years is difficult for any player. There is currently no news on whether the Spaniard will return in any following tournaments, but there is hope.

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Heartbreak Scenes Emerge From WTA Hua Hin as Tennis Beauty Paula Badosa Faces Yet Another Injury Scare

While Badosa is suffering from injuries, she is not on her own. Her boyfriend, Stefanos Tsitsipas is with her to accompany her recovery and ensure she can step up to the challenge of reaching the top once again, but uncertainty continues.

Badosa’s bout with injuries began early in 2023. However, a stress fracture in the L4 vertebra before the French Open sidelined her for 2-3 months. She would return to Wimbledon but withdrew from the tournament in round 2. It would be followed by an absence in the US Open and the rest of the season as well.

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She came back for the Billie Jean King Cup at the last moment. While team Spain could not win the tournament, Badosa came out of the championship injury-free. She will be aiming for a similar run in coming tournaments, and her fans will bolster her forward.

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