Dashing Darlings – at the top of the female padel scene
Today’s top female padel players serve you both beauty and power. These beasts in the padel court are:
The best belle serving both beauty and brawn is Gemma Triay Pons at the #1 spot.
This seasoned athlete has been playing pro for 8 years already with 202 wins and 80 losses in her belt. She has 16 consecutive wins in WPT.
Like so many other padel players, Gemma started playing tennis when she was just a young girl. She soon started winning junior championships in both Menorca and the other Balearic Islands, which allowed her to advance to the Mallorca Tournament at age 14. She obtained great results, but an injury sidelined her career, which forced her to stop playing tennis. She quit tennis in 2010 and started her studies at Barcelona University. Here she obtained an MBA in Sports Management.
She turned professional in 2013 when she started playing the Catalan padel circuit, quickly rising to the top, finishing the 2017 season second-ranked. Known as a highly competitive player, she was awarded the 2017 WPT Best Player title.
Gemma has been playing alongside the very experienced and talented Lucía Sainz since 2016. In just two seasons, they have advanced from sixth-ranked to WPT second-ranked by the end of 2017.
Can she defend the most coveted spot in padel? Only time will tell.
Silver ranked elite padel player Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea comes in close.
Salazar ranks 2nd with 10290 points so far. She has already played over 304 matches and won 245 of them with only 59 losses. This impressive record is only getting better as she rakes win after win.
Top athlete Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea was born on December 31, 1985, in Madrid, Spain. This 1.68m tall forehand court player has played 304 WPT games in her career. She has won an impressive 245 matches with only 59 losses and has 16 WPT Best Win Streaks since turning pro in 2013. She has 23 WPT Career tournament titles in her belt so far.
Back in 2015, Alejandra had a winning streak with partner Ariana Sánchez. They are referred to as “Ale and Ari” on-court, a formidable pair hard to beat. They have since won several titles and are currently equally ranked number 3 on the WPT 2019 rankings.
Last but not least we have Ariana Sánchez Fallada for third.
Another Spanish beauty dominated at rank 3 with 10025 points so far. She plays the backhand court position and has been in the game since 2013.
Before turning professional, Ariana Sánchez (“Ari) teamed up with Marta Ortega playing the amateur circuit. This was a great start to the future careers of both women.
Ari’s career really kicked off in 2016 and went from strength to strength, pairing with strong up-and-coming players on the WPT circuit, amongst others, Paula Eyheraguibel. Ari and Paula enjoyed many victories and suffered some losses during their two years playing as a team. They separated at the end of the 2018 season, making Alejandra (Ale) Salazar her new partner for 2019.