There will definitely have been no match in this third quarter-final of the day, with the bulldozer Gemma Triay and Marta Ortega on the track. The world number 2 pair left only two short games to their opponents, Mapi Alayeto and Lucia Sainz, who despite everything had a burst of pride at the end of the second set.
Easy victory for Triay and Ortega, 6/0 6/2. This match puts an end to the immense career of Mapi Alayeto, who will have given himself one last dance on the black carpet of the Palau Sant Jordi, but without its twin Majo. The latter will still have come to join her on the track, at the end of the meeting, for a penultimate moment of emotion, before the tribute planned for Saturday.
Gemma Triay and Marta Ortega, in turmoil during the last tournaments, finally find the last four.
At the end of the meeting, the victory seems very anecdotal. Because yes, this is the last time we will see the Alayeto twins on the World Padel Tour but also, and above all, in a professional tournament.
The two winners of the meeting had a little word for the young retirees. Gemma Triay praised the great career of Atomikas twins. "They will be greatly missed padel“, declared the player from Menorca. “They reinvented the padel… there is a before and an after of the Alayeto twins“added Marta Ortega.
A new page turns in the history of padel. Our sport is definitely losing many of its legends this season.
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.