Twins purr, Iglesias and Collombon need three sets in round of 32


Twins purr, Iglesias and Collombon need three sets in round of 32

Mapi and Majo Sanchez Alayeto have started their Adeslas Valencia Open with a 6-0 6-4 win over Carmen Goenaga and Lucia Martinez.



The four-time number ones travel to Valencia as the five-seed, and made good on their role as favourites on the day against the new partnership formed by Goenaga and Martinez.

Later on, Jessica Castello and Sofia Araujo got through unscathed as well facing Araceli Martinez and Teresa Navarro, winning in two sets as they look to build momentum after their quarter-final appearance in Valladolid.

Lucia Sainz and Aranza Osoro had a tough first-round draw, meeting former number one Patricia Llaguno and Italian ace Carolina Orsi, but dispatched them in straight sets as well.

Matches in chronological order:

Mapi S. Alayeto / Majo S. Alayeto (5) vs Lucia Martinez / Carmen Goenaga

Jessica Castello / Sofia Araujo (6) vs Araceli Martinez / Teresa Navarro

Lucia Sainz / Aranza Osoro (7) vs Carolina Orsi / Patricia Llaguno


Five more matches took place away from centre court, featuring an amazing three-set battle between Alix Collombon and Victoria Iglesias against qualifiers Marta Borrero and Ksenia Sharifova.

Collombon won the third set 6-2 after the first two were decided with one tie-break per couple. Claudia Fernandez and Julieta Bidahorria too needed three sets to beat Esther Carnicero and Mari Carmen Villalba, advancing to the round of 16 once more.

Get caught up via the highlights in the video below!

Matches in chronological order:

Bea Caldera / Marta Barrera vs Marina Guinart / Carolina Navarro

Claudia Fernandez / Julieta Bidahorria vs Mari Carmen Villalba / Esther Carnicero

Alix Collombon / Victoria Iglesias vs Ksenia Sharifova / Marta Borrero

Melania Merino / Ana Catarina Nogueira vs Eli Amatriain / Sofia Saiz

Marta Caparros / Lea Godallier vs Chiara Pappacena / Giorgia Marchetti

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