This was the second women's semi-final of the day, after the victory of Bea Gonzalez and Delfi Brea, earlier in the morning. The world number 2 pair, Triay/Ortega, was opposed to the “looking” surprise of the tournament: Osoro/Castello.
Jess and Zazu started this meeting very badly. However, faced with a slightly blunted Triay/Ortega pair, the outsiders of this tournament, the surprises of these semi-finals, the two players offer themselves the best victory of their season. After a big fight lasting more than two hours, Jessica Castello and Aranzazu Osoro won in three sets: 1/6 6/2 6/4.
First one-way set
There wasn't really a match in the first round of this game. 0 break point for Jessica Castello and Aranzazu Osoro, who conceded a 6/1. In front, the conversion rate is not huge, but it is enough: 3/12.
That said, the first round is not really “won” by Martita and Gemma, but rather lost, by their adversaries. Indeed, Jessica and Aranzazu made a lot of mistakes, offering far too many opportunities to number 2. It must be said, 2 points of gold lost on their serve quickly lead to the double-break.
Even if the Castello/Osoro pair always does what they can to get back into the games, a small lack of adjustment explains the score, which is a little harsh: 6/1.
Le comeback from Osoro/Castello
The second set begins with another dynamic, for Jessica Castello and Aranzazu Osoro. The two players are more incisive and commit a little less unforced errors. In the game, this change is felt sincethey break first in this second round.
The debates were balanced in this set. The two teams finally find their bearings. Gemma and Martita break up quickly but all their efforts are in vain since they are broken once again. In the other formation, we finally find the Jessica Castello and Aranzazu Osoro that we know. More aggressive, more impactful and above all, much more demonstrative.
Doubt is starting to settle in the heads of the world number 2s. Marta Ortega, used on 80% of bales, makes a series of errors. This allows Aranzazu Osoro and Jessica Castello to return to this match: 6/2.
A mental victory for Castello/Osoro
The level goes up a notch in the last round and both teams have great difficulty keeping their commitments. On the First 7 games of the set, 6 breaks are made by the two formations. How hard it is for the waitresses in this round!
Finally, the revolt comes from outsiders of the meeting which arrive – finally – to win their stake. On the next play, while they were leading 40-15, Jessica Castello and Aranzazu Osoro heroically come back to score. The rookie of this semi-final, to the courage, go get the break and serve, for the match.
We didn't expect them to be at this level. Given the appearance of the first set, Jessica and Aranzazu were not favorites. However, in the last play of the match, they held their heads high. And on a winning grid, diagonally from Gemma Triay, Jess Castello, well supported by her partner Zazu Osoro, offers herself a Master Final final.
A first final of Master, For rookie of the match, Jess Castello. She and Aranzazu therefore join Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez in the final of this last Master Final. “We remain survivors of this tournament“, still affirms Jess Castello at the end of the match. They went to get this victory.”to the mind“, as Aranzazu Osoro testified.
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.