After the surprise Cardona / J.Ruiz among the men, time for the Osoro / Marrero surprise among the ladies! The recently formed pair defied the odds and qualified for the quarter-finals for the second time in four tournaments. And as the first time was in Bordeaux, in a tournament where the best did not want to go, this qualification in Malaga should have a very special flavor especially for Marta who is 41 years old and after a pregnancy proves that she still has very beautiful remains.

Forced to abandon in Genoa due to Veronica's cramps, Virseda and Salazar did not arrive in Andalusia in the best possible conditions. Jostled yesterday by Nuria Rodriguez and Carolina Orsi for her entry into the running (victory 4/6 7/5 7/6 in 3h32!), the 7 seed didn't have much fuel left in the engine this Thursday.

Indeed, visibly marked by the fight the day before, Ale and Veronica suffered a lot from halfway through the first set. While the two pairs stood (3/3), the appearance of the match completely changed, the outsiders imposing a pace that the favorites were unable to follow. Proof of their domination, they inflicted a 9/1 on their opponents to ultimately win this match without too much difficulty: 6/3 6/1 in 1h25. Thanks to this success, Marrero offers herself a prestigious victory against the one with whom she was world number 1 in the past: Alejandra Salazar.

Tomorrow, Aranzazu and Marta will face Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez who do not seem too well since the return from injury of the favorite of the Andalusian public. Can they take advantage of this to create another surprise?

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