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Badosa will play the Champions Tournament for the first time after her triumph at Indian Wells


Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa won her recent Indian Wells triumph for her premier participation in the Champions Tournament. In the finals of the WTA Tour season, the 23-year-old native of New York qualified as the eighth player, but there is one more place in the game, as world number one Australian Ashleigh Barty has announced that she will not participate in the tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Badosa was helped to make sure of the start of the Champions Tournament that one of her rivals, Ons Jabúrová from Tunisia, withdrew from the tournament in Courmayeur, Italy, which is being played this week, due to an elbow injury. Jabúrová and the new winner from Moscow, Anett Kontaveitová from Estonia, are the other two candidates for one vacancy.

Badosa has a lifetime. In addition to the “fifth grand slam”, Indian Wells also won the tournament in Belgrade and played the first grand slam quarterfinals of her career at Roland Garros. She climbed 13th in the world rankings.

Important information about the 2021 Champions Tournament. Two Czech women will also play in Guadalajara

Spain will have two representatives in singles in Mexico, as well as the Czech Republic, which will be represented by Karolína Plíšková and Barbora Krejčíková. Badosa will be complemented by compatriot Garbiňa Muguruzaová, other well-known participants are Belarusian Aryna Sabalenková, Greek Maria Sakkari and Polka Iga Šwiateková. The tournament is played after the Prague final of the Billie Jean King Cup from November 10 to 17.

Men’s Tournament in Vienna (hard surface, subsidy 1,974 million euros):
Singles – Round 1:
A. Murray (Brit.) – Hurkacz (5-Pol.) 6:4, 6:7 (6:8), 6:3
Basilashvili (Georgia) – Carrejo (Spain) 7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 3
Alcaraz (Šp.) – Evans (Brit.) 6:4, 6:3
De Minaur (Austr.) – Anderson (JAR) 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 3)
Berrettini (3-It.) – Popyrin (Austr.) 7:6 (7:3), 6:3
Men’s tournament in St. Petersburg (hard surface, $ 932,370):
Singles – Round 1:
Bublik (7-Kaz.) – Tjurněv (Rus.) 6: 3, 6: 4
Korda (8-USA) – Serdarušič (HRV) 7: 6 (7: 2), 7: 5
Struff (DEU) – Duckworth (Austr.) 7: 6 (7: 3), 6: 3
Cluj Women’s Tournament (hard surface, $ 235,238 grant):
Singles – Round 1:
Gasanova (RUS) – Teichmann (4-Switzerland) 4: 6, 6: 0, 7: 5
Tomljanovicova (5-Austr.) – Potapovova (RUS) 6: 2, 5: 7, 7: 5
Kalininova (8-UKR) – Kerkhove (Niz.) 6: 1, 6: 1
Barthel (Germany) – Bondarova (Hungary) 6: 3, 7: 5
Friedsamová (DEU) – Ignatiková (ROU) 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 4
Curenkova (UKR) – Prisacariu (ROU) 7: 5, 6: 2
Bogdanova (ROU) – Jorovicova (SRB) 7: 6 (7: 1), 6: 4
Women’s Tournament in Courmayeur, Italy (hard surface, $ 235,238 grant):
Singles – Round 1 :.
Tauson (5-Dan.) – Vögele (Switzerland) 6: 2, 6: 2
Riskeova (6 -USA) – Rainaova (India) 6: 1, 6: 1
Jastremska (10-UKR) – Djachenkova (RUS) 6: 3, 6: 1
Stefaniniová (It.) – Minellaová (Luc.) 6:3, 3:6, 7:5
Kozlovová (UKR) – Bronzetti (It.) 6: 1, 6: 3
Bolsova (Sp.) – Sie Shu-wei (Taiwan) 6: 1, 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 4
Frechová – U. Radwaňská (both Pol.) 6: 2, 6: 4
Gatt-Monticone – Caregar (both It.) 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 3)

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