Delfina Brea and Beatriz Gonzalez won the final of P2 in Puerto Cabello in Venezuela by defeating Alejandra Salazar and Tamara Icardo in two sets: 6/4 – 6/3.

A bad start from Salazar/Icardo

Under the clouds of Puerto Cabello and high humidity in the air, the four women experienced a grueling match, both physically and nervously. From the start of the game, the pace is choppy between long rallies and a few unforced errors, notably from Tamara Icardo, which allow the favorites to stand out on the scoreboard.

The break in their pocket at 4/2, Brea and Gonzalez will have a little scare when they are brought back to 4/4, before breaking again on a ball from Bea which hits the boards and goes out the door. the second world pair then concludes with Delfi's service to pocket the first set, 6/4.

Delfi Brea Bea Gonzalez Puerto Cabello 2024

Tension until the end

Much more aggressive at the net and impactful on the smash, Brea and Gonzalez put in a profitable boost at the start of the second set. Well helped by the regularity of Argentina in the diagonal of Ale Salazar during the important moments, the youngest players in the game signed a double break to lead 4/0 then 5/1.

As night fell, Salazar and Icardo didn't give up and saved several match points at 5/2 before regaining a first break. The four women no longer offer unforced errors, the points lengthen and the tension rises a notch. We see the pressure arriving on the shoulders of Bea Gonzalez who tenses up at the smash. Finally, Brea shows herself to be imperial at the end of the game on the fly, which gives openings to her partner who ends the game after almost two hours of play: 6/4 – 6/3.

Delfi Brea Bea Gonzalez Puerto Cabello 2024

Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez lift their first trophy of the 2024 season in Venezuela. In the absence of world numbers one Paula Josemaria and Ari Sanchez, the two players held their place this week and show that they will have to be counted on again this year to compete for the throne with the Spaniards.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!