Paula Badosa explains why she thinks being obsessive isn’t bad

World No. 6 Paula Badosa admitted she is a “little bit obsessive” when she wants something.

In the past, Badosa spoke about her desite to improve her mental game so she could react better in tight better.

During her interview with the WTA website, Badosa was asked how pleased she was about that improvement and what was the key to it.

“Yeah, I’m really proud of myself. I have to be honest, I’m a little bit obsessive, but I think when you want to be a very good player, you have to be like that. So when I have something in my head, I really put everything to try to change it. Of course, it’s not always going to go your way, but at least I give my 100 percent on that.

“I’m really proud of myself that I’m improving a lot and the things that I want to improve are coming fast as well. So I feel very pleased and I’m really happy that I’m improving day by day and that my level is growing. I’m super, super happy about that. 

“I learned that on the court it’s you against another one. If you’re playing against.”

Badosa starts the season well

Badosa, 24, suffered a first round loss in Adelaide but then made it all the way in Sydney. 

Badosa displayed aggressive tennis throughout the week in Sydney and she confirmed to herself that she’s capable of playing aggressive. 

“I’ve never been that aggressive, but I think I had the capacity of being that. But I always preferred to play another way. So I think I had that capacity to do it. Of course, it’s a big step mentally as well, to go for it and to not fear about it. But yeah, I think I had the shots, but sometimes I wasn’t going for it,” Badosa added. 

Badosa is set to meet Ajla Tomljanovic in the Australian Open first round.