Las Heras and Virseda, 2022's breakout stars Bárbara Las Heras and Verónica Virseda have announced themselves on the world stage in the 2022 World Padel Tour season! 17/08/2022 En Español Chingotto and Tello face shock exit in Santander Open round of 16 Twins knocked out, Josemaría and Sánchez pushed all the way in Santander round of 16 Court 2: Javis take down Sanz and Lamperti in Santander Court 4: Jensen and Navarro in great form in Santander bow Centre court highlights: Lima/Stupaczuk end Nieto/Yanguas-era, Brea/Icardo start title defence in Santander Netherlands in numbers: The incredible Amsterdam Open 2022 viewership statistics! Santander ready again for World Padel Tour with 14th Open of 2022 Solid Pujals and Brito into Santander - Cantabria Open 2022 main draw Emotional Guerrero and Piotto make first-ever main draw at Santander - Cantabria Open LIVE: Watch the Adeslas Santander - Cantabria Open 2022 for free on WorldPadelTourTV! Fede Chingotto and Juan Tello to go separate ways after seven seasons Close to 20.000 people visit inaugural Amsterdam Open 2022! The breakout stars of the 2022 campaign in the women's Circuit, without question, are Verónica Virseda and Bárbara Las Heras.Both players had never made a semi-final before 2022. Halfway into the campaign, the Spaniards have made three; Reus, Alicante and Marbella.They even made the final in Marbella, becoming the 24th and 25th different women to make at least one final.Two late bloomers at 28 and 30, Las Heras quit professional padel for several years to complete her medical degree, returning to World Padel Tour in 2019. Semi-final debutantsIn the second event of the 2022 season, the Estrella Damm Reus Costa Daurada Open 2022, Las Heras and Virseda broke through.They turned heads when they dispatched four-seed and former number ones Lucía Sainz and Marta Marrero in straight sets and faced the reigning number ones Alejandra Salazar and Gemma Triay in the semi-finals.While unable to beat their fellow countrywomen, losing 6-4 6-2, they impressed, announcing themselves to the world.Not just a one-offJust weeks after their stunt in Reus, Las Heras and Virseda hit incredible form again at the Estrella Damm Alicante Open 2022.They started their journey on the Spanish South East coast by beating eight-seed and legends Mapi and Majo Sánchez Alayeto.Another upset came in the quarter-finals, where fourth-placed Delfi Brea and Tamara Icardo were beaten by the excellent Virseda and Las Heras.Again, the number ones awaited in the semis, and it had the exact same result - 6-4 6-2.The next step in MarbellaThe first Master of the 2022 season, Las Heras and Virseda stepped up in a big way.First, they eliminated three-seed Ortega and González, before again dispatching Sainz and Marrero in straight sets.This time in the semi-finals, they were up against seven-seed Aranza Osoro and Victoria Iglesias. Las Heras and Virseda won in straight sets to make their first-ever final.While they won the first set against Paula Josemaría and Ariana Sánchez, the two-seed then came back to lift the title.Still, an incredible achievement from the tenth seed, and the season is only halfway gone.