Paula Badosa reveals magical drink that saved the day for her in season opener

Paula Badosa reveals the magical drink that saved her day at the season opener

Paula Badosa suffered from cramps during her season opener, but luckily a dose of pickle juice saved the day for the Spanish tennis star. Midway through the second set of her three-hour win over Harriet Dart, Badosa began to experience cramps.

Badosa called the trainer and received treatment and a dose of pickle juice.

In the end, Badosa created a comeback to overcome Dart 6-7 (6) 7-6 (5) 6-1 in just over three hours of play.

«It was a strange sensation, because the truth is that I started to feel it at the last point of the 2-1. [game]. I served well at the time, and then I started cramping. I was a bit surprised, because I had a very good preseason.

But I think that was not the reason. I think he was very nervous. I was also very tight. First game of the season. I play with a lot of emotions, so yeah, that’s a big problem for me,» Badosa said, according to the WTA website.

Badosa: Gherkin juice saved the day

«I took the pickle juice, I started to loosen up my body a little bit. I think that also helped me play a little looser and more aggressive. But, yeah, it was a bit of a surprise to me, because I don’t often get cramps.» Badosa added.

Badosa trailed by two breaks in the first set before surprisingly coming back to take a 6-5 lead. After recovering from two breaks, Badosa held two set points on Dart’s serve in game 12, but went unnoticed when the first set ended in a tiebreaker, in which Dart grabbed her second set point to win a match. tight first game.

In the second set, Badosa was three times up by break but Dart rallied three times to force another tie-break. But this time, Badosa started the tiebreaker with a 5-0 lead before converting her second set point to send the match to a decisive decision. After winning the second set, Badosa broke Dart twice in the third set to complete a comeback.

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