This last tournament of World Padel Tour in Mexico will never cease to surprise us, with a completely new final square in the women's draw. We had already told you about it, it was not good to be seeded in this tournament. With the abandonment of Josemaria/Sanchez before the start of the tournament, followed of the slaughter of the favorites, difficult to give a favorite pair.
And during the quarter-finals, we cannot say that it was not much better for the top seeds. Let’s see what these semi-finals have in store for us…
Icardo/Riera – Canovas/Velasco
Well, in this semi-final, a team is clearly favorite, by ranking and experience. Since the start of the tournament, Tamara Icardo and Virginia Riera are flawless. Exempted from the first round, they play all their matches in two sets. For the moment, none of the other three teams qualified for the semi-finals are doing better.
On the other hand, be wary of Noa Canovas and Jimena Velasco. The two young 19-year-old players firstly released the Alayeto binoculars, depriving them of one last dance together at the Barcelona Masters. Then, second big performance for the Spaniards, their victory against Claudia Fernandez and Victoria Iglesias, who had nevertheless brought down Marta Ortega and Gemma Triay.
In this meeting, everything can be at stake. We know Tamara Icardo's little physical glitches. But we also know what a lack of experience can cause, especially among players of this age. While knowing that the Canovas/Velasco pair has one more match in their legs. It remains to be seen whether this will weigh in the balance.
Jensen/Virseda – Brea/Gonzalez
In this match, we will find the favorites of the tournament, Bea Gonzalez and Delfi Brea, who got scared in the quarter. Opposed to the formidable Aranzazu Osoro and Jessica Castello, it took them three sets to get out of it. For the moment, the world numbers 3 are not too worried in this Mexico Open. And weighs on their shoulders the favorites title. Champions in Malmö 15 days ago, they are now ultra-favorites.
On their side, Claudia Jensen and Veronica Virseda struggle a little more, twice dragged into extended matches. During the quarter-finals, they still managed to beat the number 4 seed, Alejandra Salazar and Sofia Araujo. Great feat for the two players who suffered a 6/1 in the first round.
Despite everything, clear advantage for Bea Gonzalez and Delfi Brea, who have never lost to Claudia Jensen and Veronica Virseda. But this Mexico Open has already proven it, anything can happen... So, it is better not to miss a single moment of these semi-finals, which will perhaps deliver some surprises...
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.