Marta Ortega wins Amsterdam Open title
Marta Ortega has won the Amsterdam Open women’s doubles title alongside her playing partner, Bea Gonzalez. The pair defeated the number one seeds, Paula Josemaría and Ariana Sánchez, in three sets (6-4, 2-6 and 6-1) in a spectacular final in the Dutch capital.
The victory means that adidas player Ortega has picked up her fourth title of the season and consolidated her position alongside Gonzalez in third place in the World Padel Tour ranking.
Intense final against number one pair
Fans this year were treated to an epic final, in a match that saw Ortega and Gonzalez come up against the number one ranked pair in world padel. They managed to break serve early in the first set to take a 3-1 lead, but Josemaría and Sánchez balanced the first set at three games apiece. As the opening set reached its conclusion, the Madrid and Malaga-based pair stepped up through the gears to win 6-4.
In the second set, the number pair took command at Central Markhal and raced into a three game lead. For Martita and Bea, it would be an uphill battle to claw their way back into it, and they went on to lose 6-2, meaning the final went into the third and decisive set.
Ortega and Gonzalez regained their composure during the break at the end of that set and came out of the blocks flying, taking two early breaks to ease into a 4-1 lead. The adidas player and her partner never relinquished such a stronghold, and saw out the final set 6-1 to take the title.
Ale Galán consolidates ranking position
For the number one ranked male, Ale Galán, it wasn’t to be. The adidas player and Juan Lebrón fell in the semifinals against Franco Stupaczuk and Pablo Lima also in three sets. The result helps them to continue consolidating first place in the ranking for the end of the year. For his part, Álex Ruiz was also among the semi finalists in the tournament. The world number eight and his partner, Jerónimo González, were defeated on Saturday in three sets by the eventual winners, Fernando Belasteguín and Arturo Coello, who continued their good form after also winning in Madrid recently.