Monday, 21 April 2014

Sanya Open | Women
26/10/2010 - 31/10/2010

  Presentation

Sanya to Host Women’s SWATCH FIVB World Tour Stop

After hosting double gender events the past two seasons on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, the Chinese resort city of Sanya will host the next-to-last women’s stop on the international Beach Volleyball calendar October 26-31. Following the US$190,000 event at the training site for the Chinese national Beach Volleyball team, the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour for women conclude their competition calendar the next week on Karon Beach at the Thailand resort city of Phuket November 2-7. Renowned for its tropical climate, Sanya is the second Chinese site on the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour as Shanghai will be hosting an international event for a seventh-straight season May 3-9 in the Jinshan District where both men and women will be competing. The 2009 Sanya women’s event was highlighted by the first-ever gold medal finish by a women’s team from Switzerland on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour as Simone Kuhn and Nadine Zumkehr upset 2009 world champions Jen Kessy and April Ross of the United States 17-21, 22-20 and 15-13 in the 60-minute finale. Kessy and Ross won the inaugural Sanya event in 2008 by defeating a team from China in the finals. The Swiss pair had to win three elimination matches to reach the semi-finals where Kuhn and Zumkehr defeated Italy’s Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti 21-18, 16-21 and 20-18 in 60 minutes to the gold medal match. Cicolari and Menegatti were the first Italian women’s team to compete in a SWATCH FIVB World Tour “final four” since 2001.  Kessy and Ross captured the inaugural Sanya women's crown in 2008 by defeating 16-year old Ying Huang and Chinese Olympic bronze medal winner Xi Zhang in the gold medal match.  Pictured to the left below are 2009 Sanya gold medal winners Simone Kuhn (left) and Nadine Zumkehr of Switzerland.

 

PAST CHINESE WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 14, USA 14, China 9, Australia 4, Germany 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1, Switzerland 1

 

 

 

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Dalian

1998

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA

Pauline Manser/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Dalian

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA

Arce/Barbra Fontana, USA

Dalian

2000

Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN

Maoming

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Tatiana Minello/Sandra Pires, BRA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Maoming

2002

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Lianyungang

2003

Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED

Suzanne Lahme/Danja Musch, GER

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

Shanghai

2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Shanghai

2005

Juliana F. Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula Connelly/Shaylyn Bede, BRA

Shanghai

2006

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Shanghai

2007

Tian/Wang, CHN

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Talita Antunes/Renata Ribeiro, BRA

Shanghai

2008

Talita/Renata, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Beijing

2008

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Tian/Wang, CHN

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Sanya

2008

Jen Boss/April Ross, USA

Ying Huang/Xi Zhang, CHN

Nicole Branagh/Tyra Turner, USA

Shanghai

2009

Talita/Maria Antonelli, BRA

Wang/Man Zu0, CHN

Maria Clara Salgado/Carolina Salgado, BRA

Sanya

2009

Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, SUI

Kessy/Ross, USA

Angie Akers/Turner, USA