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2023/04/21 | Stuttgart | Press Release

First quarterfinal at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Paula Badosa vs Aryna Sabalenka

Stuttgart. On the schedule today at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix are the quarterfinals. The day’s first singles will see the Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka take on her good friend Paula Badosa from Spain. Did you know that...
...Paula Badosa is leading the head-to-heads 2-1? Their last meeting was in the semifinal of the 2022 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – Sabalenka ran out a 7-6 (5), 6-4 winner.
...Aryna Sabalenka has accumulated almost three times as much career prize money than Paula Badosa? Sabalenka, who is about six months younger than the Spaniard has earned 15,292,956 dollars whilst Badosa has amassed 5,541,782 dollars.
...Aryna Sabalenka has won two of her 12 titles this year? The 24-year-old won the WTA tournament in Adelaide and then the Australian Open. She and the Swiss Belinda Bencic are the only players to have won two titles this season.
...Paula Badosa has only allowed her opponents five games during the course of the tournament? No other player has won more convincingly.
...Aryna Sabalenka is nicknamed “The Tiger”? The reason is the tiger tattoo on her left arm.
...Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka have been playing with a heart-shaper damper since last season?
...Aryna Sabalenka has reached the final on both occasions she has played the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix? In 2021, she was defeated by the Australian Ashleigh Barty and last year she went down to the world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
...Paula Badosa was ranked No. 3 this time last year?
...Aryna Sabalenka has never lost a quarterfinals on clay? She has a 7-0 record in the last 8.
...Paula Badosa has won 12 of her 21 quarterfinal matches?
...Aryna Sabalenka has already won 21 matches this year? Only Jessica Pegula (USA) and Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) have more wins (22).
...Paula Badosa played the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix back in 2018? The world No. 214 at the time, she lost early on in qualifying.
...Aryna Sabalenka is ranked in the Top 3 of ace hitters? The world No. 2 has sent down 164 perfect deliveries and is therefore in third place.
...Paula Badosa won the juniors title at the 2015 French Open?

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First quarterfinal at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Paula Badosa vs Aryna Sabalenka