Paula Badosa Gibert is a Spanish tennis player. She won the 2015 French Open girls’ singles title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya in the final. In August 2021, Paula Badosa reached her best singles ranking of world No 26. On 29 July 2019, she peaked at No 475 in the doubles rankings.
Paula Badosa was born on November 15, 1997, in Manhattan. She started playing tennis at the age of seven and played her first qualifying competition on the WTA Tour in 2013, at Palermo. She was given a wild card into the main draw of the 2015 Miami Open and reached the third round, defeating Petra Cetkovska and Zheng Saisai before falling to Karolina Pliskova.
Paula Badosa is a former junior world No. 8. She made her debut at the ITF Junior Circuit in September 2012, at the age of 14.
Paula Badosa’s biggest achievement is winning the WTA 1000 Masters tournament in Indian Wells in 2021. In the final match, she defeated Victoria Azarenka 2-1. Earlier the same year she reached the quarter-finals of the French Open / Roland Garros and the semi-finals of another Masters tournament WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open.
In her career, Paula Badosa had won 6 ITF and 2 WTA titles.