Paula Badosa defeated 14th-ranked Ons Jabeur to get to the Indian Wells Masters final. Badosa stated that she is “extremely confident” these days.
In the Indian Wells semifinal, Badosa, seeded No. 21, defeated 12th-seeded Jabeur 6-3, 6-3.
Badosa won her first match in Indian Wells in three sets, and she has subsequently won four straight sets in a row.
Jabeur is enjoying a fantastic season and came into the match as a small favourite, but Badosa put in a flawless effort to come out on top.
“Mentally I think I’m very confident,” Badosa said as per reports on TennisHead.
“I’m believing every point. Every day I’m working very hard as well. I think I’m progressing on a little bit of everything and that’s what is making my level going up.
That’s why I’m in a final and playing against the best of the world.”
Badosa desired to perform effectively
Paula Badosa had a fantastic clay season, winning it all in Belgrade, reaching the semifinals of the Madrid Masters and Charleston, and reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open.
She demonstrated to herself in August that she can play well on hard by reaching the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters.
“After I played clay – I did a very good clay season – I wanted to improve on a lot of things on hard court,” Badosa said.
“I worked a lot. Then I had the grass-court season. Then I was playing again on the hard court.
“I did pretty good. Not amazing, but I did good in Olympics, Cincinnati, all that. I still wanted to improve a few things.
“I think I’m doing it very well this week.
“I’m pretty happy that I improved really fast. I’m quite proud of myself on that.”
In the Indian Wells final, Badosa will face former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.