2024 started with a defeat for Frenchwoman Alix Collombon who lost in the first round of the Premier Padel Riyadh P1 with Amanda Girdo.

Her partner Julieta Bidahorria still not completely recovered from an operation on the anterior cruciate ligament of her right knee, Alix Collombon chose to play the first tournament of 2024 with the young Amanda Girdo (103).

And the Franco-Swedish pair lacked a little experience to be able to emerge victorious from their first match in Saudi Arabia. However, after racing to score at the start of the match, Alix and Amanda came back well in the first round against Ariadna Cañellas (55) and Teresa Navarro (36). But ultimately, the Spanish were stronger in the money time to win the first round 7 games to 5.

Behind, Ariadna and Teresa rolled with a 6/1 inflicted on their opponents in the second act. Thanks to this victory, Cañellas and Navarro qualify for the rest of the events. They will meet the winners of the match between Jensen / Castello (TS6) and Alonso / Ustero in the next round.

This defeat of Collombon and Girdo puts an end to French hopes in Saudi Arabia. We will see in a week if the Lyonnaise can experience more success in Qatar with her compatriot Jessica Ginier.

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