Spanish Paula Badosa Reached 16 out of 1000 Masters in Rome after a massive victory over Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich in two sets (6-2 and 6-1).


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Badosa made his debut without hesitation, and it was like a shot at this issue’s premiere for Foro Italico’s center court debut. The second favorite of the tournament, the Spaniard, defeated his number 50 opponent in the first set. A resounding 6-2 that the Belarusian failed to rally.

The 24-year-old tennis player gave up only one serve during the match and he knew how to withstand the attack of his opponent the other two times in the second set to break his serve and sign the final 6-1.

Already at eight, Catalan will face Russian Daria Kasatkina, number 23 in the ranking. Badosa will be the sole representative in this upcoming third round of the tournament.