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Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018 – 1. stop – Fort Lauderdale (USA) | Barbara/Fernanda won battle of Brazil vs. Lima/Horta
2018’s Champions come from Brazil: Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Fernanda Berti Alves won over theirs countywomen Taiana Lima and Carol Horta in the gold medal match. 21:16 in set 1, 21:13 in set 2 meant a straight victory for this phenomenal duo. It was their first title on the Major Series together since they joined forces after the Rio Olympics in 2016.
In the semi-final before, the young Germans Isabel Schneider und Victoria Bieneck surprised with great performances throughout this first 5* star tournament of the year. In the end Lima/Horta, who took home the silver medal later on, were too strong. Local Heroes Brooke Sweat Youngquist and Summer Ross, were thrilled to bounce back after their semi-final loss. 21-17 and 21-13 got themselves on the podium at the Fort Lauderdale Major.
- Barbara Seixas de Freitas / Fernanda Berti Alves
- Taiana De Souza Lima / Carolina Horta Maximo
- Brooke Sweat Youngquist / Summer Ross
Beach Volleyball Major Series 2018 stops:
- February 27th – March 4th – Fort Lauderdale (USA)
- July 10th – July 15th – Gstaad (SUI)
- July 31st – August 5th – Wien (AUT)
- August 14th – August 19th – World Tour Finals 2018: Hamburg (GER)