Martita Ortega wins World Padel Championship with Spain
Marta Ortega has won the DP World Padel Championship in Dubai as Spain defeated Argentina to lift the title.
It is the eighth time the Spanish women’s team has won the title, and for adidas player, Martita Ortega, it is her second time. The Madrid native was also part of the team that won the crown at the finals in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.
Spain won the final 2-0. Marta and her usual playing partner, Beatriz González, had been selected to play in the third and final match - if needed - but in the end they had a non-playing role in the final. The victories of the two best pairs in the world, those formed by Paula Josemaría and Ariana Sánchez and Alejandra Salazar and Gemma Triay, were enough to see Spain triumph.
Marta did her part throughout the tournament, and won all four matches she played. They were in Spain’s opening match, against the United States, in the second round against Germany, in the third against Chile and in the semifinals against Belgium. In fact, Ortega and González did not drop a set in the entire tournament.
Galan and Ruiz fall short
Galán, who teamed up with Arturo Coello in the final, lost to Martín Di Nenno and Franco Stupaczuk, while Álex Ruiz and his partner, Jerónimo González, lost in three sets to Fernando Belasteguín and Sanyo Gutiérrez.
Until the final, Galán and Ruiz had won all their matches. In fact, on one occasion the two adidas players teamed up in this World Championship. Against Great Britain, in the third round, Ale and Álex formed a duo in the first match that ended with a comfortable victory: 6-1, 6-1.