Gstaad, Switzerland June 17-21 2003
'Sweet Victory' for Walsh and May
Gstaad, Switzerland, June 21, 2003 - Defending champion Misty May and Kerri Walsh of America gained a "sweet victory" over Brazilian rivals Ana Paula Connelly and Sandra Pires Tavares on Saturday by defeating them in the final of the Women's Gstaad Open, the second stop of the 2003 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour.
The Americans, last season's World Tour champions, won a close first set 23-21 before securing the gold medal with 21-15 triumph in the second, making amends for their loss to the new Brazilian partnership in the semifinal of the Rhodes Open last weekend.
Pic: Americans Kerri Walsh (R) and Misty May
First Place: Walsh-May (USA)
Second place: Ana Paula-Sandra Pires
Third place: Adriana Behar-Shelda (BRA)
Sandra Pires Tavares wins the
'Speedo Most Valuable Player Award'
Sandra Pires Tavares received the
'SWATCH-Fastest Service Award'
for the semifinals and finals with a
time of 69 kmh
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