World Padel Tour

An emotional Sanchez to final in front of home crowd — to Alto: ”Pleased to be at home”

Ariana Sanchez and Paula Josemaria are through to the final in Sanchez's hometown of Reus. This after a comfortable win in the semi-final against Bea Gonzalez and Marta Ortega, 6-1, 6-3.

— I'm so privileged. It's so nice to be here. To play for a title in front of my people and my family, my friends, a clearly emotional Ariana Sanchez said after the match.

Tomorrow the team faces Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar. So we get a repeat of the final last time in Miami. That time Triay and Salazar won comfortably in the final. 

Tomorrow, a packed arena awaits, 4,000 people, most of them cheering on home-grown daughter Ari Sanchez and her partner Paula Josemaria. 

— I hope I can win the tournament at home tomorrow. 

—We felt very good the whole match. We played an impeccable first set; in the second they tried a bit more, but we managed to impose ourselves. This tournament we've gone from strength to strength, we hope to continue like this tomorrow, said Paula Josemaria to Padel Alto after the match.

In the semi-final, there was no question about it. Josemaria and Sanchez were the better team and won without a hitch. 

— I'm pleased to be at home, with all the support of my people. When I arrived at 9 am and saw that it was crowded I couldn't believe it, especially on a Friday when most people are working. I hope I can reward these people by giving them good games, said Ari Sanchez to Padel Alto after the win in the quarter-final. 

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