Rising Female Athletes to Watch out for in WPT 2021
Here’s a quick list of rising female athletes climbing towards the top of today’s padel league:
Trade veteran Marta Marrero Marrero challenges at rank 9.
This Spanish top athlete was born on 16 January 1983 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Marta Marrero is 1.73m tall and currently lives in Barcelona. She’s a beast at court usually playing backhand position and has proven her might in 309 matches.
This seasoned champion won 237 titles and has only 72 losses in her belt. She has 16 world padel tour win streaks since turning pro in 2013. In 2019 alone, she bagged seven WPT career tournament titles, with her Marta Ort adding to her collection of 23 titles. She played with one of the best female padel players, Marta Ortega Gallego, for the 2019 games.
Marta Marrero is no stranger to racket sports. She is a former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking of 47 in the WTA. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, won two WTA doubles titles, plus a total of 13 International Tennis Federation singles and doubles titles. She retired from professional tennis in 2010. Her WPT padel career started three years later in 2013, winning many titles over the next five years.
I can’t wait to see her climb the ladders and prove to us that she still got it!
Drive Position Elite Marta Ortega Gallego closely running at 10th place.
Madrid native Marta Ortega Gallego is known for her feisty hits in the padel court. Born on 14 February 1997 this Spanish beauty towers at 1.70m and dominates the forehand court. She has bagged 201 titles and 90 losses in her padel career and has played 291 WPT matches since going pro in 2013. Gallego has 9 win streaks in WPT and won 7 WPT career tournament titles just in 2019. So far she has a total of 10 WPT career tournament titles under her name.
Before turning professional, Marta Ortega played alongside Ariana (Ari) Sánchez in amateur tournaments.
Martha’s WPT career really took off after she paired up again with Ariana (Ari) Sánchez in 2016. The pair enjoyed a stellar 2017 -18 season and went on to win many titles during this time. At the end of the 2018 season, Marta O and Ari Sánchez split as a couple. Martha O then teamed up with Marta Marrero as her new partner for 2019, enjoying one of the best seasons.
At Rank 13 Maria Jose Sanchez Alayeto needs all the luck she can get to rise up to the top.
Maria Jose Sanchez Alayeto is one of the Sanchez twins known in the padel scene. She has won over 323 matches with only 66 losses. A stunning record of 30 win streaks solidifies her spot in the hall of fame. The question is can she catch up for this season and rise to the top?
Majo Sánchez started playing tennis in 2003 along with her twin sister, Mapi Sánchez. They quickly rose to the top playing doubles and went on to become the Spanish Doubles Champion. They quit playing tennis after they enrolled in social studies.
The twins, also called the “Atomic Twins,” started playing paddle in 2007 and have never looked back. They turned professional in 2009 when they signed up for the Padel Pro Tour. Since then, they have achieved many successes: the Paddle World Cup and the Master Finals. They were top-ranked for four seasons (2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018) before Mapi’s shoulder injury stopped their winning streak in early 2019. With Mapi injured and undergoing surgery, Majo had to find a replacement partner to continue playing the rest of the season. Majo teamed up with the young and upcoming star, Delfi Brie, from Argentina, ending the season on a high note as the individual fifth-ranked on the WPT ranking list.