Last year Paula Josemaría and Ari Sánchez beat Gemma Triay and Alejandra Salazar in Vigo. A victory that served for the self-esteem of the winners to skyrocket, for them to fight for number one against some players who seemed unbeatable, and that they had to recover his reign in the Final Master of Barcelona, the test with closed the year 2022 in December. Today, at the Vigo Open, the final of last year was repeated, which is not surprising because in less than three years they have already played 24 games on Sunday, and they have won again, but this time with more sufficiency: 6- 2 and 6-3.
with this triumph Paula and Ari confirm their first place in the ranking, and rise to first in the race of the year, with his fifth title of the season, his first, in the Abu Dhabi Master; then the Reus Open 500, and since then a streak of three Opens, always in front of Alejandra and Gemma.
Today gives the impression that it has been the easiest final for the winners perhaps because of Alejandra and Gemma they had a discreet day for themselves, although they always had more options than what the marker appears. They forced many gold points that almost always fell on the winning side.
The truth is that Paula and Ari, without the need to show their best game, pressured their rivals, did not lower their intensity, and never allowed Ale and Gemma to have a break to settle on the court. Paula always takes risks, she always looks for unlikely angles from her backhand as a lefty, it is a whirlwind on the track, because she needs it to enjoy; and Ari, by his side, He imposes sanity, maintains the strategy, and defines with his great shots. It is what the best couple of the moment in women’s paddle tennis has, but the four of them know that the season is long, and the roller coaster between them still has a long way to go.