The Women’s French Open started yesterday with two intense matches with players from Switzerland, Argentina, Germany, and France.
There are four teams in the beginning; and two already seem to stand out, taking the handicaps into account. Maison Décalé opened the bandwagon by winning heavily against the German Hyatt Regency Chantilly (10 – 2 ½). An absolutely strong team with the three Venot sisters who are used to playing together reinforced by Caroline Anier, who carries a woman handicap of 4 yet plays really well above her level. She was the Best French Female Polo Player for a long time with a “men” handicap of 4 and she participated in the Argentine Open in 2017. This year, Caroline has regained a level of play close to her best and that can be appreciated in the mixed French Open with the Le Pommeray team.
The main opponent of Maison Décalé will be DS Automobile DS Store St Maximin who dominated the very competitive Engels & Völkers team (7-4) last night. All thanks to the organization and strategy created by one of the best women polo players in the world, Argentina’s Lia Salvo. The confrontation between the latter and Caroline Anier should be nerve-racking next Thursday at 11:00 am (CET). A match that will probably be a rehearsal of the Finals next Sunday.
See more pictures from the action-packed game yesterday below: