Spain’s tennis star Paula Badosa gets emotional during her visit to birth hospital in New York.
The 25-year-old was in the city to support her boyfriend Greece’s tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas during the ongoing US Open whose journey in the competition came to an end after suffering a defeat to Switzerland’s Dominic Stephan Stricker in the second round with a score of 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
During the off day, Badosa roamed around the city and visited the hospital of her birth. While doing that, she got emotional as well. "25 years ago! 25 year 26 almost… my hospital," she said during the visit.
Badosa is continuing her recovery from a back injury that she sustained during the second round against Marta Kostyuk at Wimbledon 2023.
It is because of that she had to retire in the match and that injury has also stopped her from participating in the ongoing US Open.
Badosa will be hoping that the ongoing lengthy injury layoff will help her return to action stronger than ever as she continues her journey towards winning her first major title.