Barty eases past Badosa into the Madrid Open final
The Australian continued her excellence on the tennis court taking down an inspired Badosa on Spanish soil. Playing against a Spanish player in Spain is never easy but Barty sure made it look like that in this match. Barty was focused from the start serving extremely well and winning service games with ease. She ended the first set by winning 92 % of her 1st serves.
Badosa was not as clinical as Barty on her serve despite it being her strongest weapon. She was very composed on break points though saving 3 of 4 in the opening set. The only one she didn't save was not even after losing a rally but rather a double fault on set point which was costly.
The 2nd set featured a slight drop in focus by Barty as she got broken by Badosa in the first game. However, she would pull the break back immediately and even take a 4-1 lead. In that service game, Badosa had a couple of break points but failed to use them.
That proved the key moment in the match as she never had a chance to break Barty again. The Australian remained calm and closed out the match with a 6-3 2nd set win. The final score was 6-4 6-3 with the match lasting 77 minutes. Barty awaits the winner of Sabalenka vs Pavlyuchenkova in the Madrid Open final.