It is the mixed doubles pairing that tennis fans have been waiting months to see. Real-life couple Paula Badosa of Spain and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece won their first-ever mixed doubles match in World Tennis League action on Wednesday. The pair, affectionately known as Tsitsidosa, defeated the mixed doubles team of Russian Daniil Medvedev and Sofia Kenin.
Seeing Badosa healthy and back on the court was a treat. She spent the majority of 2023 dealing with injuries, most notably a back injury that caused her to pull out of Wimbledon when we were initially supposed to see Tsitsidoa play mixed doubles.
The pair were giddy after the win in the on-court interview. They dropped a few interesting tidbits and humorous quotes.
What Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas said
Badosa joked that the outcome of the match could either produce happiness or a "divorce." It was an interesting choice of words that even Tsistipas commented on saying that he did not know he was married.
Tsitsipas remarked that it was fun playing with his favorite female tennis player implying that he has been a Badosa fan long before they started dating last spring.
This romance reportedly was sparked by the Eisenhower Cup mixed doubles exhibition tournament at Indian Wells when Badosa teamed with Cam Norrie in a losing effort to Tsitsipas and his Greek compatriot Maria Sakkari. The pair exchanged pleasantries at the net after the match, and the rest is history.
Tsitsidosa's on-court chemistry is arguably as good as Sabadosa which is the name given to Aryna Sabalenka and Badosa who are great friends and are known for dancing and laughing together on the court. They also teamed together in a winning effort in World Tennis League action.
Hopefuly Tsitsidosa is not a a one and done in mixed doubles. Fans want to see this pair play in big tournaments and Grand Slams together.