MVP Alejandra Salazar Leads This Season’s WPT Race
It seems like nothing is in the way of Alejandra Salazar’s showstopping performance this season in the Women’s World Padel Tour. Setting her trails ablaze with a fantastic start this season besting hundreds of ladies in the tournament, she now adds the Cordoba Open MVP title in her belt. This solidifies her spot as number one with her partner Gemma Triay.
In the final, Triay and Salazar defeated number two pair Ariana Sánchez and Paula Josemara 6-7/6-4/6-4, and Salazar, 35, was awarded MVP. It was a close match, but the champion duo proved themselves worthy of the top spot once again.
Salazar and Triay clinched the number one spot for 2021 with their victory in Cordoba. It means back-to-back years at the top for the latter, with Luca Sainz finishing first in 2020.
Alejandra however is not new to the limelight, Salazar and Marta Marrero tied for first place in 2016. She’s making a grand comeback this season right at top!
Salazar has won the women’s Cordoba Open MVP award, which should come as no surprise. She is, after all, the most successful player in the history of the World Padel Tour, having won 36 events.
The pair has won five events in a row and eight in total. They’re a force to reckon with, and we’re all here for it!
Both Triay and Salazar have had their most successful seasons in terms of tournament victories. They might reach double digits if they maintain their winning run through the Swedish Open and the Madrid Master Final.
The Spanish duo has won 21 games in a row, nine more than the women’s record. In 2017, Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto won 30 times in a row.
Take a look at the highlight of Salazar’s impressive gameplay at the Cordoba Open:
The race for the Master Final has begun
Salazar and Triay currently have 12.180 points after picking up 1.000 points in Cordoba, their ninth championship together and fifth in a row.
With 9.285, Sánchez and Josemara are in second place. Because there are just 2.300 points left this season, Triay and Salazar will be crowned champions for the second time in their careers.
Following the Cordoba Open, no positions were traded in the top 10. 14 players have already qualified for the Master Final, putting 17th-placed and former number one Elisabet Amatrian out of contention. Looking at the Top 50, Marina Martnez Lobo is the most significant gainer, climbing six places to reach the top 50.