Claudia Fernández made padel history after by being crowned in Chile

The Madrid native becomes the youngest ever to win a professional tournament alongside Gemma Triay. In the men's event, Coello and Tapia won against Galán and Chingotto

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Claudia Fernández, the young Spanish padel sensation, has etched her name in the sport’s history books. At just 18 years, 3 months, and 4 days old, she became the youngest player ever to win a professional padel tournament. Her remarkable achievement came alongside her partner, Gemma Triay, at the Premier Padel P1 event in Chile.

Triumph in Santiago

In the thrilling final, Claudia and Gemma faced off against Patty Llaguno and Lucía Sainz. The duo dominated the match, securing a convincing victory with a scoreline of 6-1, 6-4. Claudia’s poise, determination, and skill were evident as she smashed through the doors of history.

Breaking Records

Claudia’s triumph surpasses the previous record held by Bea González, who achieved her first professional title at the age of 18 in 2020. The ‘wonder girl’ of padel has quickly risen to prominence, proving that age is no barrier when talent and dedication converge.

A Winning Partnership

Gemma Triay, a former world number 1, joined forces with Claudia earlier this year. Despite initial uncertainties surrounding their pairing, they have already reached two finals, three semifinals, and now clinched a title. Their chemistry on the court and complementary playing styles bode well for the rest of the season.