A total of 8 French and 8 French women are involved in the Open of the 12th European Championships padel. Let's see what fate has in store for them.
As we explained in a previous article, the Open matches begin this Monday, and they will be played every morning until Saturday, day of finals.
At the girls
On the feminine side, we are starting Tuesday at 08:30 p.m., with Mai Vo and Amélie Detriviere, which almost inherited the worst possible print run. Indeed, the Bordelaises will be opposed to the seed number 2, composed of Lucia Sainz and Bea Gonzalez, respectively number 2 and 9 in the WPT standings…
At the same time, will enter the track Wendy Barsotti and Mélissa Martin, facing a Lithuanian pair: Kastanauskaite / Vasiliauskiene. Indre Kastanauskaite, 41, is a former professional tennis player, who notably participated in the Fed Cup in 1997, so be careful!
A 09h45, it will be the turn ofAlix Collombon and Léa Godallier to make their debut in this Open. These two members of the Top 40 of the World Padel Tour are seeded number 5 of the Open! If we do not yet know which of the two French players will play on the left, we know that whatever happens, these two very physical players will give everything on the track.
They will find the Belgians facing them in the first round Dierckx and Mestach, former professional tenniswomen! An-Sophie Mestach, 27, won the 2011 Australian Open junior in singles and doubles, while Astrid Dierckx, 33, is a former number 173 in the WTA doubles rankings. So be careful because these two players risk volleying very hard!
Finally, we will end with Charlotte Soubrié and Marianne Vandaele who will play 12h30 face Rosolska / Piorkowska, a Polish pair again made up of former tenniswomen, with Aleksandra Rosolska, 36, former 307th in doubles at the WTA!
In the men
Start Tuesday morning also for gentlemen, who, thanks to their good ranking, all start in the second round. They therefore do not yet know their opponents.
We start at 08h30 with Bastien Blanqué and Thomas Leygue, who will find on their way the winners of the match between the Swedes Gravfort and Ljungberg against the Spaniards Aliaga Cruz (233 WPT) and Guerrero Cordero (298 WPT), two players of the WPT preprevias.
Shortly after, at 09h45, it will be Benjamin Tison and Johan Bergeron who will enter the track. They will find against them the pair who will have won the meeting between the Dutch Lindenbergh / Sietsma and the Spaniards Herreros / Lloret. We remember Luis Herreros, who was present at P2000 des Pyramides with Jorge De Benito!
A 12h15, start of tournament for Jérémy Scatena and Jérôme Inzerillo. They will be opposed to the winners of the meeting between Poles Roslonski / Gorka and Spaniards Jimenez Escobar / Gonzalez Blanco.
Finally, at 13h30, entered the running ofAdrien Maigret and Jean-Thomas Peyrou. They will face them the winning pair of the duel between the Belgians Crasson / Peeters, quarter-finalists at the APT Belgium Open, and the Spaniards Pastor Landaburu (650 WPT) and Gomez Mesa (650WPT).
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