What a match, on the central track of the Qatar Major, in the encounter between Paula Josemaria et Ariana Sanchez (TS1) to the brand new pair Vero Virseda et Martita Ortega (TS4).

In a rally match, Paula and Ari escaped the Virseda/Ortega trap, winning 4/6 6/2 6/4.

The determination of Virseda/Ortega

Vero and Marta shook the world number 1s in Doha, notably by winning the first set of the match. If each of the two teams gave up their serve at least once in this round, the Virseda/Ortega duo sought the necessary resources to break at the best of times.

Faced with numbers 1 a little behind in this first act, Virseda and Ortega decided to seize their chance, by developing a very defensive. In the end, first set 6/4 for the outsiders.

Le comeback numbers 1

We could have seen Paula and Ari come out of this tournament earlier since in the second set, they were also trailing by a break. We felt a lot of annoyance at Ariana Sanchez, who made more mistakes than usual. Paula Josemaria was not to be outdone, sporting a very closed face.

However, as bosses, the two Spaniards came back to score by defeating Vero and Marta. Behind, they continued and offered themselves the second set, relaunching them in this match, the dream of a second consecutive final reborn.

Paula and Ariana's relief

Paula and Ari continued at the start of the third round: they were leading 3-0 on the scoreboard. Opposite, Veronica Virseda and Marta Ortega did not let it happen, far from being beaten in this match, came back to score, proving to the entire Qatari public their lion mentality...

Unfortunately, while trailing 5-4, 30/40, the number 1s made Marta Ortega commit the foul and, as their faces proved, Paula and Ari were relieved until the match is over.

For their part, Vero Virseda and Marta Ortega can really be satisfied with their meeting. They send a strong message by saying that we can count on her this year. Especially since it is only of their first tournament, as their coach reminds them:

Paula Josemaria and Ariana Sanchez will therefore try to do the double this Friday, against the surprising pair Triay/Fernandez, who qualified earlier today, against Alejandra Salazar and Tamara Icardo.

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.