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Paula Badosa, suddenly surging at Slams, reaches week two at Wimbledon

Paula Badosa moved past Magda Linette to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.

Paula Badosa Wimbledon June 30, 2021: Paula Badosa of Spain in action during the first round of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Grand Slam tennis tournament against Aliona Bolsova of Spain
  • What happened: No 30 seed Paula Badosa defeated Poland’s Magda Linette, 5-7, 6-2 6-4, to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.
  • Key stat: Badosa had never been beyond the second round of a Grand Slam before last month, when she reached the quarter-finals at Roland-Garros. The Spaniard has now won seven of her last eight matches at the majors.
  • Key stat #2: Badosa cracked 40 forehand winners in her victory over Linette, giving her 40 forehand winners through three rounds.
  • Next opponent: Bados will face Karolina Muchova in the round of 16. The pair have never met.
  • To follow the matches live, see the men’s and women’s draws, we recommend that you visit the official tournament website.
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