Padel World Press - The vibrant scene of the women's round of XNUMX in the WPT Malmo Padel Open 2023 was illuminated by the brilliant performance of the favorite couples, in addition to victories by couples who are at the gates of the Final Master in Barcelona.

In a day full of emotions, the queens of the Menorca Open, Marta Ortega and Gemma Triay, began the day with a resounding victory by 6-2 6-0 about Ana Catarina Nogueira and Bea Caldera. Now, the Menorcan and the Madrid players are preparing for the confrontation in the quarterfinals against Lucía Sainz and Patty Llaguno, who, spending their last bullets to get into the Final Master of Barcelona, They managed to defeat one of the most in-form duos today, Aranza Osoro and Jessica Castelló. In an exciting duel that included a spectacular comeback, 3-6 6-1 7-6, Llaguno and Sainz secured their place in the next phase of the tournament.

It was the turn of the No. 1, who traced their direct path to the quarterfinals with a dazzling performance, sealing their advancement by winning with authority by 6-3 6-0 to the duo made up of Ana Fernández De Ossó and Mari Carmen Villalba, the latter saying goodbye to the World Padel Tour with the tournament in progress and only the P1 of Milan on the horizon before definitively withdrawing the shovel.

Their rivals in the quarterfinals will be Veronica Virseda and Claudia Jensen, in a clash that promises to raise the intensity in the search for a place in the Final Master. Verónica Virseda, also immersed in the exciting fight to qualify, advanced to the quarterfinals along with Claudia Jensen by winning with a convincing 6-2 6-1 about Carolina Navarro and Marina Guinart.

Turn for the Zaragozans, Mapi and Majo Sánchez Alayeto, who maintain the pressure in their duel with Virseda and Llaguno. The twins, defending the last two places to access the Final Master, ensured their passage to the quarterfinals by dominating with a double 6-3 to Sofía Saiz and Marina Lobo. Now, they prepare to face Delfi Brea and Bea González, debutants in Malmö and who began their journey with a victory by 6-3 6-2 before Alix Collombon and Lorena Rufo.

The last seeds to enter the scene were Alejandra Salazar and Sofia Araújo. The Spanish-Portuguese duo consolidated their position by defeating Andrea Ustero and Alejandra Alonso with a forceful 6-1 6-2. In the quarterfinals, they will face a pairing that has historically presented them with challenges, Tamara Icardo and Virginia Riera. The fifth-placed teams advanced to this phase after overcoming an exciting duel, winning with a double 6-3 to Lara Arruabarrena and Marta Arellano, a couple that started from the qualifying phase in the last match of the day.


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