defeat Olympic gold medallists
Italy, 17 June - Americans Fontana/Youngs
reversed the fortunes of last weeks
semifinal by defeating Olympic gold medallists
Pottharst/Cook (AUS) 2-1 (10-21, 21-19,15-11) in a packed stadium on sunny Poetto
Adriana Behar-Shelda snatched the
second place from compatriots Sandra Pires-Minello
2-0 (22-20, 21-12).
The most thrilling match of the tournament offered to a packed stadium of fervent home supporters was when Italys top team battled against 13th World ranked USA Masakayan-DeNecochea in the 7th place match where Brushini-Solazzi gave in after 1hour and 10 minute of excellent performance in 3 sets (27-25, 25-27, 17-15).