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Paula Badosa underlines idol Maria Sharapova’s failed love story with Grigor Dimitrov to confess about ex-boyfriend Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Paula Badosa underlines idol Maria Sharapova’s failed love story with Grigor Dimitrov to confess about ex-boyfriend Stefanos Tsitsipas

Things aren’t going well for Paula Badosa. After splitting from her ex-boyfriend Stefanos Tsitsipas, this Spanish WTA star had a pretty awful exit from her Madrid tour. While Badosa and Tsitsipas chose to end their relationship amicably, their fans were intrigued to know what made this former famous tennis couple call it quits. Badosa, who has been quite vocal about her post-breakup mental struggles, chose to bring along her old icon Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov’s failed love story to satisfy their fans’ curiosity.

Paula Badosa elaborated on why she chose to end her perfect relationship with ex-boyfriend Tsitsipas in a recent interview with tennis.com. In the words of Badosa- “When we were great, the relationship was great. Other times we have our own careers, our own things, and sometimes it’s better to part ways.” Badosa’s statement came as a shock to their fans who had been rooting for this couple since last year.

The Spanish WTA star then mentioned Sharapova’s failed romantic relationship with former colleague Grigor Dimitrov. Badosa said- “This reminds me a lot of the story of Maria (Sharapova) and Grigor (Dimitrov), where you meet the right person, but maybe at the wrong time. It’s a bit like this.” While Badosa’s statement gave fans a much-needed answer, it also intrigued them as to why Badosa chose to bring Sharapova’s past life into her equation.

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On the other hand, Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov were going strong as a couple after publicly announcing their relationship at the 2013 Madrid Open. Intent on keeping her private life away from the media, Sharapova told a reporter after losing the 2013 Madrid Open from Serena. Williams- “Unfortunately, my answer will be a lot shorter than your question (Laughter). Grigor Dimitrov then said about his relationship with Sharapova– “I think everyone knows that I don’t really talk about my personal life. We’ve been seeing each other for a while. You know, it’s just news to us that someone took a photo of us after this time,”

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But then again, Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov’s love story didn’t get enough chance to blossom as the former couple ended things in 2015. Sharapova’s reaction to this breakup somehow surprised her fans. “In that moment, the emotional pull I had been fighting against came to an end. I knew, and so did he, that I couldn’t be that person at this time in my life. I had to be focused and prepare for my own competitions, my own triumphs and defeats, on the biggest stage of my life. career,” Sharapova said.

Badosa’s mention of Sharapova’s breakup shows that she and Tsitsipas chose to take different paths to prioritize their career goals. Well, fans expected this answer from Paula Badosa, knowing that she has idolized Sharapova since she started her professional journey.

Paula Badosa revealed how comparison to icon Maria Sharapova ‘bothered’ her

Badosa revealed in an interview last year that she idolized Maria Sharapova growing up. However, after she won the junior French Open tour in 2015, the fraternity started comparing her to her idol, which alarmed the Spanish WTA star. Badosa said- “It didn’t bother me because they compared me to a legend who played very good tennis and was also very elegant, but it put pressure on me that I wasn’t used to that and I didn’t know how to deal with it.”

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While this Spanish WTA star admired the Russian Grand Slam winner, she felt the comparison placed too much of a burden on her shoulders. Badosa concluded by saying: “Everyone expected me to be in the top 10 at the age of 18 and I wasn’t ready for it physically, mentally or in tennis.”

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Paula Badosa’s mention of Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov’s breakup to speak about her divorce represents the dedication of these tennis players to showcase their skills and entertain their fans with their tennis brilliance. The way Badosa and Tsitsipas chose to end their relationship has certainly had an impact on their lives for some time. However, fans expect these two amazing lives to lie ahead in their separate dreams.