Spanish tennis ace Paula Badosa recently featured in a 20-second advertisement for luxury hair care brand Kérastase. Her appearance was subsequently lauded by none other than Garbine Muguruza.
In a video shared yesterday via her Instagram, Badosa could be seen earnestly advertising the beauty product. Sporting a pair of denims and an athleisure fit on-screen, Badosa looked equally at home in both the contrasting style choices.
Badosa said their products were essentials in her kit bag and that she was excited to head into the 2024 season with them by her side.
“Looking ahead to 2024 with my @kerastase_official must-haves always close by… #youdarewecare,” Badosa posted via Instagram.
The former world No. 2 saw a sea of love on her post, but one handle in particular had an extremely special message for Badosa. Compatriot and two-time Grand Slam winner, Garbine Muguruza, made sure to let Badosa know that she looked stunning during the shoot.
Conversing in their native language Spanish, Muguruza described Badosa as “very beautiful,” to which Badosa replied with a heart emoji.
The pair share a great friendship on and off the court. Both Spanish nationals, Badosa and Muguruza have taken part in multiple Fed Cups (now Billie Jean King Cup) together for their country.
The duo have crossed paths just once on the WTA, at the 2021 WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico. Muguruza came out on top in that contest and eventually won the tournament, defeating Anett Kontaveit in straight sets in the final.
Currently inactive since announcing a hiatus from the tour with “no intentions” to return to the WTA, it is uncertain if Muguruza will ever take on Badosa on the court again.
Paula Badosa aiming to make a comeback after six long months
Paula Badosa played her last professional match at the Wimbledon Championships, where she retired in the second round against Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk.
Aiming to mount a comeback on tour after nearly six months, Badosa has been putting in the hard yards off-court, as per her socials.
“Another day at the office #preseason,” Badosa said via her X (formerly Twitter) account.
Badosa played just 11 tournaments last season and missed three out of the four Majors in the calendar year. With scarce action on tour recently, Badosa will look to shake things up this pre-season and mount a serious charge for the Grand Slams in 2024.