First semi-final of the day in Riyadh, with the meeting between Bea Gonzalez / Delfi Brea (TS3) and Jess Castello et Claudia jensen (TS6), who had just defeated Marta Ortega and Gemma Triay in the quarter-finals.

This match was played in very bright playing conditions on one side of the field and very dark on the other. But it would have taken more to disrupt Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez this Friday. The Spanish-Argentinian pair perfectly lived up to its ranking by qualifying for his first final of the season: 6 / 4 6 / 3.

A balanced first round

Bea Gonzalez and Delfina Brea got off to a great start in this semi-final. They won the first shutout and got the first break. On the first eight points contested, only one is in favor of the young pair Castello / Jensen. A point won on a complete smash from Bea, who was visibly bothered by the sun during her gesture.

But it was just enough for Jessica and Claudia to get started. The outsiders break through quickly and do not let themselves be intimidated by the second world pair.

Nevertheless, Experience de Brea/Gonzalez takes over the youth from Jensen/Castello. The pair in form at the end of the 2023 season wins the first set: 6/4.

A sluggish conclusion

The start of the second set is very similar to that of the first. Bea and Delfi make the break from their opponents’ first service game… but lose it while following.

There is, of course, a good level of play on the track but we still feel the feverishness among the four players. A small passage less well reveals the annoyance at Delfi and Bea. A few small irregularities taint the game of the favorites.

Opposite, Jess and Claudia offer beauty padel, still peppered with a few mistakes, often linked to precipitation.

Once again, despite an up and down level of play, Brea/Gonzalez breaks again and obtains his first match points on his opponents' serve. It will take 4 opportunities for Bea and Delfi before going for the match, 6/3.

Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez stay in a very good dynamic, after a very good end to the 2023 season. They are now waiting for their opponents, who they will know at the end of the match Salazar/Icardo vs Josemaria Sanchez, in the third rotation of the day.

In the meantime, start of the first men's semi-final opposing the surprise of this tournament Ignacio Sager and Salvador Oria to pair number 2: Arturo Coello / Agustin Tapia.

For those who missed the information, the matches are available on YouTube in France! Appointment here !

For other countries, it happens on Red Bull TV !

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.