There will be a French player in the final of the FIP Rise Dubai, after the forceps victory de Wendy Barsotti and Catarina Castro Vilela yesterday, in the semi-final.

Unfortunately, on the male side, the dream week of Maxime Joris et Thomas Vanbauce stopped in the last square, facing seed 7, Ramiro Jesus Valenzuela (293) and Pol Hernandez Alvarez (180). The loss of the first set, in the tie-break, will have been fatal for the two French players, who nevertheless had two set balls on their service of their opponents at 6/5.

In the second round, we quickly felt that the loss of the first set had put a blow on the heads of Maxime and Thomas. Their opponents, on the contrary, boosted by the gain of the first act, made short work of the French: 6/1.

Wendy Barsotti will therefore be the only French to play a final this Sunday in Dubai. The Franco-Spanish pair will meet Laura Lujan / Lucia Perez (TS1). The match is scheduled for 21 p.m. (18 p.m. French time).

The meeting will be followed live on the FIP Youtube channel.

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.