Alix Collombon and Lorena Rufo failed to shake up the hierarchy this Friday in the quarter-final of the Greenweez Paris Major. The French n°1 and her Spanish teammate lost 7/5 6/3 in 1h55 of play against the pair newly formed by the Spaniard Alejandra Salazar and the Portuguese Sofia Araujo.
However, the match started well for the Spanish-French pair, who broke from the start, leading 2/0 then 4/1. But Salazar and Araujo then scored six of the next seven games to win 7/5 in the first set.
In the second set, Alix and Lorena constantly ran behind the score, suffering a total of four breaks and taking the opposing serve three times. While their backs were against the wall (2/5), they were unbreaking to stay alive (3/5).
But in the next game, Alix Collombon and Lorena Rufo lost their serve for the last time – the seventh time out of eleven service games over the whole match.
And the feat faded away
Public support for the Franco-Spanish pair has failed to change the situation. No more than our survey on the Instagram page of Padel Magazine, according to which 76% of you thought that an exploit was possible!
In the semi-final, Ale Salazar and Sofia Araujo will logically be opposed to Sanchez / Josemaria, who will nevertheless have to be wary of Tamara Icardo and Virginia Riera earlier.
The rest of this quarter-final day can be seen here:
After 40 years of tennis, Jérôme falls into the pot of padel in 2018. Since then, he thinks about it every morning while shaving… but never shaves pala in hand! Journalist in Alsace, he has no other ambition than to share his passion with you, whether you speak French, Italian, Spanish or English.