No upsets in the women's quarter finals [Vídeo]

Patty Llaguno and Eli Amatriaín reach the semis in straight sets. The twins put on a masterclass

No upsets in the women's quarter finals [Vídeo]

The first quarter final at Plaza Mayor was between  Elisabet Amatriaín - Patricia Llaguno and Catalina Tenorio - Victoria Iglesias. After a monumental opening game, which took thirteen minutes, Patty and Eli broke in the second game. Cata and Victoria had already let three break opportunities slip away in the opening game and couldn't find a way to hurt Patty and Eli again. In fact, Cata and Vitoria had up to seven break point chances in the first five games. They didn't convert any and their opponents took a 5-0 lead. The Andalusian and the Argentine continued working hard and were rewarded in the sixth game. That energy shipped over into the seventh game, where they finally broke at the eleventh time of asking. Nerves started to creep into Cata and Victoria's game but they finally closed out the set 6-3 after an hour and seven minutes.

In the second set, Patty and Eli broke again in the third game thanks to Amatriain's intelligence and Llaguno's deft touch. At 3-1 up, they had their sights firmly on the semifinals, but Iglesias and Tenorio still had some fight left in them. In the end, their opponents held on and won 6-4 to reach the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto took on Carla Mesa and Lucía Martínez, who were on the back of defeating Alba Galan and Mari Carmen Villalba, in what was the surprise of the last sixteen. The twins controlled the tempo of the match and broke in the fourth game to lead 3-1. Their power, precision and class were just too much for Carla and Lucia. Majo and Mapi kept it up and continued to add games to lead 5-2. Mesa and Martinez tried to react but lost 6-3 in just over 50 minutes.

The World Padel Tour's number one ranked pairing were on a missino. They once again took a 3-1 lead in the second set. Despite the efforts of Carla and Lucia to aleter the pattern of the match, the twins were in unstoppable form. With a 6-2 scoreline they were in the semifinals and proved just why they're back on top of the rankings.

 

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