Former second racket of the world, Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa, spoke about the difficulties she faced at the start of her professional career.
“I know how hard it is to be a professional tennis player and how expensive it is. This sport is not for everyone. I come from a very humble family. I’ve always been very independent. I never had the desire to ask them (my parents) for help. I started managing my own expenses when I was 15 years old. At first I had problems with this, since I did everything on my own. I didn’t want them to carry this burden on their shoulders. In those early years, before I broke into the top 100, I had constant stress and anxiety because I was doing everything alone,” Badosa was quoted as saying by The Tennis Letter, citing a WTA broadcast.