In an interview with EFE, Gemma Triay looked back on this last year which saw her change partners and approach on the circuit Premier Padel.

"I want Claudia to feel calm and comfortable"

The third player in the world first details her budding relationship with her new partner since the start of the season, the young Claudia Fernandez: “She is 18 years old and she has a temperament and calmness that surprise me a lot given the little experience she has. She's a sponge, I think she'll be a hit in the future."

It is indeed a new experience for the Spaniard who had only played with experienced partners for a while. From now on, she seeks to occupy another role, that of leader and guide for her teammate: “I wanted to change, to lead the boat[…] I think we get along very well, we both have a clear idea of ​​what we want. She is very shy and little by little I want to help her open up a little more."

"I don't know if I will play with Alejandra again"

The 31-year-old then looks back on her changes in partner last year, in particular her much-discussed separation from Alejandra Salazar. A break that occurred when Salazar injured her arm and had to undergo surgery:

"It was a very difficult decision to make and from the first minute I started playing with Marta (Ortega), I wondered what I was going to do next. At the time, some days I thought I had to continue with Alejandra because I found that our union deserved to end the way it deserved, but on the other hand, I felt good with Marta."

Triay concludes by looking back at her three partners and talking about Marta Ortega with whom she played most of last season, with ups and downs: “Maybe it didn't work as well as we wanted with Marta. I don't know if at some point I'll play with Alejandra again, I have no idea. Now I am focused on the project with Claudia, I am happy and we will continue together this year."

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!