The twins take a tight classic against Navarro and Reiter

Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto win a tough match against Carolina Navarro and Cecilia Reiter

The twins take a tight classic against Navarro and Reiter

Centre court at the Club Raqueta staged a battle between two legendary pairings on tour: the number one seeds Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto vs. Carolina Navarro - Cecilia ReiterThe number ones broke first in the third game to make it 2-1. Unlike the last few times these pairings have met, they didn't hold on to their advantage and were pegged back to 2-2. Carol and Ceci made the most of the Alayetos' problems to adapt to the court and broke further down the road to win the first set 6-4. The Spanish/Argentine pairing had controlled the tempo of the match up until that stage.

In the second set, the number ones reacted by taking four of the first five games to make it 4-1. With fewer unforced errors and more bravery in their shot selection, their power caused problems for Reiter and Navarro. Jorge Martinez's pupils forced a third set by winning 6-2. There was an exchange of breaks at the start of the third set and no one seemed to take control. Majo and Mapi conserved a break in the third game and went on to win 6-3 in a match which took just over two and a half hours. This was the number ones fourth win of the season against Navarro and Reiter.

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