What the players said
Paula Badosa: “Yeah, I’m really happy, I wasn’t expecting this result. I know she’s a very good player on clay, so I was expecting a very physical match.
“But I’m very happy, I was so nervous to come back here. I think one of the keys this year and my career will be how I manage all of these kind of situations and all these kind of nerves.
"It’s a very special tournament for me, I really want to do well here.”
Last year the 24-year-old played Roland-Garros ranked at No.35. Fast forward a year and she is a key title contender.
“Yes, I have goosebumps, last year was a very special one and this tournament as well, I remember losing quarter-finals and it was very painful. Stepping back on Court Philippe-Chatrier again was very special.”