Their photos in love fill the pages of newspapers and social networks. But the star couple of the tennis court, Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas, is not having the best season. Due to her relationship with the Greek, the Spanish woman even faces insults from fans that she is ruining her partner’s career.
The Spaniard had to interrupt her brilliant career in the summer due to a back injury. Now she appeared in the Spanish team during the final of the Billie Jean King Cup, although so far only in the role of a player who supports the mates from the bench.
Even so, she did not escape the attention of the media, who were interested in how she perceived the insinuations of some tennis fans during her break that the relationship she established with Tsitsipas was harmful to the Greek.
“It affected me a lot. Being injured, I had enough time to devote myself to him and help him,” answered the twenty-five-year-old tennis player.
Tsitsipas had a great start to the year, reaching the final of the Australian Open. But then he struggled with injuries and uneven performances, and fell from his top three in the world to sixth place in the rankings.
We both love tennis, we talk a lot about it and support each other. You could probably see that I often accompany him to the court or to the gym, but I don’t understand how anyone can think that this can negatively affect his performance,” Badosa was upset.
Thanks to his solid performances in the last tournaments of the season, the 25-year-old Greek tennis player made it to the eight best players of the season and will play in the traditional Tournament of Champions.
“He is a super hardworking person. We are very similar in what we want to achieve one day. He also helps me a lot when I’m not doing well. I don’t know why people resort to such insults. It’s inhumane,” Badosa added.
But she can’t be too excited about Spain’s performances at the Billie Jean King Cup in home conditions. Her colleagues got a beating from Canada. But they have a chance to make up for it on Friday against the Poles.