The great journey of Ariana Sanchez and Paula Josemaria continues in Seville. The pair dominated Gemma Triay and Claudia Fernandez (6/3, 4/6, 6/3) to qualify for the final of the tournament.

A revenge to take

Before coming to Andalusia, the two world number 1s were coming off a very bad run: an ouster in the eighth in Acapulco, an absence in Puerto Cabello, then an elimination in the semi-final in Brussels… against Triay/Fernandez. This afternoon, they had to fight hard in La Cartuja, but managed to take revenge.

A shock in three sets

From the start of the game, Sanchez/Josemaria dictated the tone by delivering a first set without frills. We had to wait until the second round to see Triay and Fernandez fight back, with a very early break. A situation which allowed them to return to equality.

During the third act, Sanchez and Josemaria knew how to keep a cool head. They were more enterprising, achieving a total of 28 smashes. Conversely, the young Claudia Fernandez was too tender in hot moments, and Gemma Triay did not convert her smashes (only 7 successful).

After dismissing Barrera/Caparros and Ortega/Virseda, the Spaniards are now aiming for the title. They will challenge tomorrow the winners of the other women's semi-final: Icardo/Salazar against Brea/Gonzalez.

It was through his father that Auxence discovered the padel, six years earlier. Today, he follows the international circuit with passion and teases the pala in his training club, Toulouse Padel Club. You can also find it on La Feuille de Match and LesViolets.com, two specialist media on Toulouse Football Club.