Paula Badosa jokes that she is a fan of Indian Wells being called the fifth Grand Slam, since that way she can call herself a Slam champion. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is called Tennis Paradise and many love to refer to Indian Wells as the fifth Slam.
Badosa, 25, lifted her first WTA 1000 title after beating Victoria Azarenka in a thrilling Indian Wells 2021 final. «And I got a punch. #lovetheidea,» Badosa tweeted.
And I have a stroke… ðŸ¤ª #amolaidea — Paula Badosa (@paulabadosa) March 9, 2023
Badosa’s childhood dream is to win a Grand Slam
In 2021, Badosa captured the biggest title of his career when he won Indian Wells.
But when it comes to Grand Slam level, Badosa hasn’t been that successful so far in his career. So far, Badosa has reached just one Grand Slam quarterfinal, at the 2021 French Open. «Being the best in the world is something I’ve always dreamed of, but my first dream since I was very little was to win a Grand Slam. .
That’s the reason why I wake up every morning, hoping to become a Grand Slam champion one day,» Badosa said last year. I love winning a Grand Slam and being ranked No. 1 in the world.
Unfortunately for Badosa, she didn’t get a chance to challenge for her first Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open. Badosa kicked off his 2023 season in the United Cup, where he represented Spain. In the United Cup, Badosa suffered a right thigh injury and was forced to miss the Australian Open.
Now, Badosa hopes to be fully healthy and ready when it comes time for the French Open. The French Open is the tournament where Badosa reached his only Grand Slam quarterfinal and he will surely try to do well there. Whether Badosa can achieve his biggest Grand Slam goal in 2023 remains to be seen.