Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa posted a 21-15, 21-19 win over No. 2 Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova for the FIVB World Tour Finals crown and the No. 1 world ranking on Sunday.
Brazilians Maria Antonelli/Carol Solberg Salgado and Agatha/Duda will play in Sunday’s first semifinal of the #WTFinals, while Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova will battle Aussie pair Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy in the second.
With just four matches left in women’s pool play action, there is still a lot to be decided. Only one team has separated itself thus far with Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson guaranteed at least a spot in the quarterfinals at 3-1.
Three women’s teams are 2-0 in FIVB World Tour Finals pool play after Day 2: Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa and Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson.
In women’s action, just four matches were played, but the final match of the day went the distance with Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa (Brazil) rallying for a tiebreak victory.
With a $150,000 check on the line for the champion and just 10 teams vying for the title, take a look at the women’s field, which includes teams from seven nations, including two each from Brazil, Germany and Canada and Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.
All eyes will be on Hamburg, Germany for the second straight year as the top 10 men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams converge to crown the best of the 2018 FIVB World Tour. Summer Ross/Sara Hughes are the lone Americans among the field.
Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes, who are in their first year together, finally reached the top of the podium at an FIVB World Tour event, outlasting Brazilian power duo Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa in tiebreak for the Moscow Four Star title.
Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes and Brazilian duo Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa will fight it out for the Moscow Four Star title live on the FIVB’s YouTube channel beginning at 10:05 a.m. ET Sunday.
The race for the Moscow Four Star gold is down to two women’s teams: Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes, who are in their first year together, and Brazilian power duo Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa, who teamed up in January 2017.