|Paula Badosa Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1997|
Paula Badosa is a Spanish professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 2 in singles in April 2022 and world number 124 in doubles in April 2022, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she had reached the quarter-final of the 2021 French Open; and the 4th round of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and the 2022 Australian Open. In the singles format, she had also reached the quarter-final stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the semi-final stage at the annual year-ending WTA Tour Finals event in 2021. As of May 2022, she has won 3 singles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2021 Indian Wells Open (WTA 1000), the 2022 Sydney International (WTA 500), and the 2021 Belgrade Open (WTA 250). At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, she had reached the 2nd round of the 2021 Australian Open and the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Paula Badosa Gibert
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Josep Badosa (Associated with the Fashion Industry)
- Mother – Mireia Gibert (Associated with the Fashion Industry)
- Siblings – Jana Badosa (Younger Sister)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Paula has dated –
- Juan Betancourt (2021-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Spanish descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, long, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
Paula has been sponsored by –
- Nike, Inc.
- Wilson Sporting Goods
- Adidas AG
Paula Badosa Favorite Things
- Tennis Shot – Serve
- Tennis Tournament/Event – US Open
- Tennis Idols/Role Models – Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep
- Hobby – Reading
- Book – Tuesdays with Morrie (1997) by Mitch Albom
Paula Badosa Facts
- Born in Manhattan, New York, Paula, and her family, returned to their native Spain when she was 7 years old. They had first settled in Barcelona but she had moved to Valencia at the age of 14 in search of better tennis training facilities. She had returned to Barcelona about 3 years later.
- She had revealed in an interview that she had aspired to be a model, as a child, as both her parents were involved in the fashion industry. She had also stated that she had struggled with depression and anxiety in her teenage years.
- At the youth tier, she had reached a peak world ranking of number 8 and had clinched the 2015 French Open title in the girls’ singles event.
- When she had reached the semi-final stage of the WTA Challenger Karlsruhe Open in 2019, she had broken into the ‘Top 100’ of the official WTA singles rankings for the first time in her career.
- At the 2020 French Open, she had reached the ‘Round of 16’ stage of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career. At the tournament, she had defeated 2 former Grand Slam champions – Sloane Stephens and Jeļena Ostapenko.
- In May 2021, she reached the semi-final of a WTA 1000 tournament for the first time in her career when she had become the first Spanish woman to reach the semi-final of the Madrid Open. Consequently, she had reached a new career-high singles world ranking of 42.
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (played in July-August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), she had lost her 2nd round doubles match to the eventual ‘Gold’ medalist Czech pairing of Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková. In the quarter-final of the singles event, against the eventual ‘Silver’ medalist, Czech Markéta Vondroušová, she had lost the first set before retiring from the match due to heatstroke. After a long medical timeout, she had to leave the court in a wheelchair.
- In October 2021, she had overcome former two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in a grueling 3-hour match to win the Indian Wells Open, her first WTA 1000 title. Consequently, about 3 weeks later, she had broken into the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings for the first time in her career.
- After clinching the 2022 Sydney International (WTA 500) title, she had reached a new career-high singles world ranking of 6. After reaching the semi-final of the 2022 Indian Wells Open and the quarter-final of the 2022 Miami Open, she had risen to 3rd in the singles world ranking. After reaching the semi-final of the 2022 Women’s Stuttgart Open, she had reached 2nd position in the singles world ranking.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, and English, and can speak a bit of French.
- In January 2023, Paula withdrew from the Australian Open after sustaining a right thigh injury during a warm-up tournament in Adelaide.
Featured Image by Paula Badosa / Instagram