picture of 2016 GrandSlam Latin Platja d'Aro

While a GrandSlam Standard leg was held in Platja d’Aro as recently as 2012, one needs to look back to 2009, and the month of May of that year, to find the last GrandSlam Latin on record for this location. Alexey Silde and Anna Firstova, RUS, the dominators at the time, won it ahead of Vladimir Karpov - Mariya Tzaptashvilli, RUS. Third was a young and talented Italian dancing together with his sister Antonia. Yes, you got it right: Gabriele Goffredo, by now a Moldovan, a two-time World Champion and a dominator himself – together with his current partner Anna Matus – made his first ever GrandSlam podium right here – over seven years ago, at the age of 21.