The last slot in the semifinals of the Bilbao Open 2018 was up for grabs between Majo - Mapi Sánchez Alayeto and Nela Brito - Aránzazu Osoro. The Argentines were in the quarter finals for the third time this season, but they needed almost three hours to make it. Not the ideal preparation to take on the best paring in the world.
The twins demonstrated their superiority with a tremendous tempo and by controlling the net, which pinned Osoro and Brito back. The Alayetos only allowed their opponents one game in the whole set. Mapi put her niggling shoulder injury to one side, as did Majo with a calf injury, en route to winning 6-1 in just over 38 minutes.
The second set went down a similar avenue. A break in the first game put the twins in control. Another break in the fifth game (4-1) would all but seal the win for them. From then on it was just about getting over the finish line and they won 6-2 in just over an hour and ten minutes.