Badosa beats French Open champ Krejcikova for Sydney title
Paula Badosa claimed her third career title on Saturday when she upset French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 4 in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic.The fifth-seeded Spaniard won a vital mini-break in the third-set tiebreaker to close out the match in 2 hours, 22 minutes.Badosa used her strong serve to good effect, recording 12 aces including six in a commanding first set.Third-seeded Krejcikova rallied in the second set, breaking Badosas serve twice.
The fifth-seeded Spaniard won a vital mini-break in the third-set tiebreaker to close out the match in 2 hours, 22 minutes.
Badosa used her strong serve to good effect, recording 12 aces including six in a commanding first set.
Krejcikova of the Czech Republic is the No. 4 seed at the Australian Open and will face Andrea Pekovic of Germany in the first round, while the eighth-seeded Badosa meets Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia.
Wielding a powerful forehand from the baseline and moving well, Keys took the first set in only 27 minutes and broke Riske twice in the second set to claim her sixth career title and first since Copenhagen in 2019.
She didn't offer Riske a break point chance while she converted five of nine and hit four aces.
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