World Padel Tour

The number ones champions in Alicante despite dropping ten match points


The women's final in Alicante faced the world number one and two pairs again in their fourth consecutive final of the season. In a very unpredictable match, the victory finally went to Alejandra Salazar and Gemma Triay, who won in three sets 6-2 3-6 6-4.

The match began better for Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar, who started the match with an aggressive game and took control at the net. They managed to break their opponents' serve on two occasions to take the set 6-2. In this way, Ari Sanchez and Paula Josemaria dropped a set for the first time since the final in Reus.

In a second set marked by breaks - there were five in total - the latter champions finally prevailed, winning 6-3 and taking the match to a decider in the third one. 

But at the beginning of the final set, Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar returned to the formula that had worked for them in the first one. And although Sanchez and Josemaria tried to react epically, coming back from 10 match points down (they went from 5-0 to 5-4), the reaction wasn't enough. The final score was 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 for Salazar and Triay in 2 hours and 27 minutes of play.

— It's incredible to play in Alicante, and there's been a wonderful atmosphere in the stands all week. Today was a great match. It was hard for us to close it out because Ari and Paula are at a phenomenal level, said Alejandra after the match.

— It's been a difficult week because of my foot discomfort, but I have a great team that helps me every day to be better. It was 11 balls to close the match, I thought they would get the game even, but we were able to win it," said Gemma Triay.

In this way, the number ones were crowned champions in Alicante for the second consecutive year and won their third title of the season in four tournaments played.

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