Amid huge aniticipation, Spanish ace Paula Badosa will face Ukrainian rising star Marta Kostyuk in the third round at the Australian Open 2022. Most importantly, World No. 6 Spaniard described her upcoming match opponent as a dangerous player.
Paula Badosa vs Marta Kostyuk head to head: 1-0
In addition to this, It will be the second meeting between Badosa and Kostyuk in the WTA Tour. In the first encounter, Spaniard beat Ukrainian in the straight sets(7-6, 6-3) during the 2019 Australian Open qualifying Round 3.
“When they ask me who can be the next star, I always say Marta. She has a lot of potential. She’s always a dangerous player. I will have to play my best because I know she likes these kind of matches and she will play her best that day”, Paula Badosa said after her second round match in Melbourne.
However, No.8 seed Paula Badosa defeated Italian Martina Trevisan without lossing a set(6-0, 6-3) in the second round. On the other hand, Marta Kostyuk upset No.32 seed Sara Sorribes Torma in the straight sets (7-6, 6-3).