Paula Badosa has made the best match of the WTA 500 in Sydney in the semifinals against Daria Kasatkina, winning 6-2 and 6-2 without giving the Russian options to compete for one of the places in the final that will be played tomorrow.
Kasatkina has signed the best start to the season of her career, as she has said, but it was not enough to stop a Paula who had been very connected to this game, even and having suffered great physical exhaustion to beat Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals. final.
The game started very well for the Catalan, who quickly got 4-0 up, but the Russian did not give up. Kasatkina achieved a break point and another serve point to make it 4-2, but that didn’t make Paula nervous, who continued playing as she had been doing since then, to take the set 6-2 and put the victory on track.
Now it was only time to maintain the level to win the second set and the match, and that is what Paula has done. He returned to display good tennis, both in attack and defense and has gone 5-0 with two break points in favor. And again the Russian has reacted not to stay with 0 points on the scoreboard and got 1 point on serve and 1 point on return, but in the eighth game of the set Paula made a master point again in defense and got the break point that gave the 6-2 victory and access to the final of the Sydney tournament.
In the final she will face the champion of the other semifinal match, Barbora Krejcikova, it will be a nice match.