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Old are the rags

These old tennis players have nothing. With more than 65 years of age, they represent us in World Cup. And the ladies of +80 were left with a title!


The World Super Senior confirmed that in tennis, at least, old are rags. The women's quartet won the top title. By beating France 2-1 in the final.

Argentina climbed to the top of the podium of the World Super Seniors in Umag, Croatia. Thanks to the outstanding performance of women +80. The team was formed by Gema Bare, Dora Romero, Irene Bonfante and Vivian Flint.

A total of 10 countries participated in this category , which were separated into 3 groups. Argentina joined Group C together with Canada, South Africa and Germany. In the three clashes, the national representatives demonstrated a great game in doubles. Where they knew how to make the necessary difference to get their victories.

After overcoming the first phase, the Argentine representatives agreed to the final round. They shared with the winners of groups A and B, the United States and France. As they had done in the preliminary stage, they defined both series in the doubles. Always made up of Romero and Flint.

“ All the meetings were very even,” said Dora Romero. Number 2 of the individual ranking +80 of the Argentine Tennis Association. And who this year reached its best position in the world rankings (6). Dora finished the competition undefeated. After playing singles and doubles in the five series faced by the nationalcast.

Romero mentioned that his victory against Germany's Nanda Fischer, who is the world's number 5 in the category, meant a good mood for the next days of competition. “They were all very hard matches. The other teams were amazed that we won the tournament. Because we've always gone further,” he added.

The Argentine delegation presented teams in the following categories: W+65 (11th place), W+75 (9th place), M+65 (22nd place), M+70 (11th place) and W+85, who could not complete their participation due to the indisposition of one of the team members.

All our respect for these "old men “, who are a pride for the country.

Source AAT

Publication Date: 25/09/2019

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