It took five match points for Sophia Araujo (9) and Alejandra Salazar (7) to win after a marathon of 2h10 with a score of 7/6, 6/4 against Jessica Castello (11) and Aranzazu Osoro ( 12).
A never ending match
The end of the match was marked by a controversial let ball, which ended a match that was thought to be endless. The first set, played to the end, was followed by a second set with a small decisive break, then a counter-break to conclude. They were up to the challenge and we hope that they will still have energy for tomorrow's final.
The meeting was a real tornado of emotions. In the first round, pushed to the tie-break, the standoff was intense. Osoro and Castello had set points, but let them slip away following errors, notably from Castello.
First final for Salazar/Araujo on the circuit Premier Padel
For their first final of the year on the Premier Padel and in search of their first title, Salazar and Araujo will not be favorites against two opponents in great form having beaten the world numbers 1 today. It seems difficult, but winning a title remains a dream for Salazar and a first to achieve alongside Araujo.
Araujo's tears, overwhelmed by emotion
It's an incredible emotion, already thinking about the final. This year has been difficult with my injury and elbow surgery. I'm very happy to come back and feel so good. The match was difficult, we knew that. We didn't think we would reach the final tomorrow. We will recover well to play our best game and make the most of it. »
See you tomorrow at 15 p.m. for the final on Canal Plus Sport 360!
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