After the defeats of Vanbauce / Joris and Barsotti / Fernandez de Osso, it was the turn of Charlotte Soubrié et Léa Godallier to make their debut on the track in this Bordeaux P2. On this second day of qualifying, they were opposed to Sara Pujals (61) and Giorgia Marchetti (67).

Half-failed return for Léa who lost with Charlotte in the first round of previas. However, the two French players fought well during this first round and despite her several months of absence, the Tahitian did not seem to lack rhythm.

A contested first set

The return to competition had come for the French number 2, who was alongside a very fit Charlotte Soubrié. The Toulouse player, theoretically below in terms of level in this match, did not suffer from the competition with the other players. Indeed, the one who participated in her first tournament of Premier Padel of the season did not seem intimidated by the event.

Despite a break conceded at the start, the two French women were able to recover very quickly. They recovered the lost service and even afforded themselves the luxury of breaker a second time later. A short-lived joy since they once again gave in their commitment.

It is therefore at tie-breaker that this first round must have concluded. Here again, the two teams were neck and neck but ultimately, after long exchanges, it was Charlotte Soubrié and Léa Godallier who took the first round: 7/6 (5).

A very competitive first set since the French pair won the first set by scoring 48 points… against 47 for his adversaries.

Godallier Soubrié Bordeaux P2

The return of Pujals/Marchetti

As in the first round, Charlotte and Léa lost their entry entry. However, as before, the two French players were not worried and we were able to come back to the score, not to be left behind in this second round: 2/2.

Like a copy and paste of the first round, the set was very close between the two pairs. Those who offered themselves the most opportunities to lead the score were Charlotte Soubrié and Léa Godallier but they were unable to convert them and the set also ended with a tie-break. Unfortunately, this time, it did not work to the advantage of the French who did not score a single point: 7 / 6 (0).

Pujals/Marchetti: the little extra something

Everything had to be redone for Charlotte Soubrié and Léa Godallier who were therefore forced to play a third set in this match... And as if the two pairs could not decide between themselves, all the games were tied. After 2h20 of play, and a set everywhere and 3/2 Marchetti/Pujals, service to follow for the French, these are ultimately the Frenchies , here were the first to give in in this decisive round. Yet still in contact with their opponents, the Soubrié/Godallier pair ended up losing their engagement, allowing Pujals and Marchetti to serve to win the match.

After a fierce struggle, more than 2h, the French Léa Godallier and Charlotte Soubrié lost: 7/6 (5) 6/7 (0) 3/6.

Stats Pujals Marchetti Soubrié Godallier

The previous will therefore end tomorrow without any French player. Although the French often fought well, they only won one victory, that of Thomas Vanbauce and Maxime Joris (against another Frenchman, Dorian De Meyer, and the Spaniard Miguel Gonzalez).

We will have to wait until Wednesday to see the French players in the main draw make their debut in the competition.

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.