Salazar to play with Araujo in return as Finland draw revealed


Salazar to play with Araujo in return as Finland draw revealed

A lot of couple changes have been made ahead of the inaugural Aare Invest Finland Padel Open.



Four new couples have appeared in the top ten alone of the women's draw, chiefly because of Alejandra Salazar and Gemma Triay's split.

After three months of injury, Salazar has registered for the Finland Padel Open with Sofia Araujo, forming the three-seed.

The PadelOne Arena, the world's first-ever purpose-built padel arena, is the host of the tournament all week long, located in the city of Tampere.

With the summer break now over, we have a look below at the draws of the northernmost tournament in World Padel Tour history!


Aare Invest Finland Padel Open men's draw

In the last three years of their partnership, Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan have always won the first tournament after the summer break.

In Finland, they come into the tournament as the three-seed, with a potential semi-final match-up against Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia, should both teams make it there.

Wild cards Max Sjövall and Juan Pablo Andrada have a tough ask in their respective World Padel Tour debuts as they will play two-seed Martin Di Nenno and Franco Stupaczuk:

The full draw:

Aare Invest Finland Padel Open women's draw

Four of the top ten duos in the women's draw are new entries, making for a very exciting tournament.

The biggest one is the comeback of Alejandra Salazar next to Sofia Araujo. Salazar, the most successful player in women's World Padel Tour history, has won at least five titles with every partner she has ever had, making for a very promising project next to the Portuguese number one.

 Lucia Sainz and Aranza Osoro too have announced they will go their separate ways, Osoro turning to Jessica Castello while Sainz has gone to another former number one in Patricia Llaguno.

After Julieta Bidahorria's season-ending injury, Claudia Fernandez will now play with Victoria Iglesias. 

The full draw:

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