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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Mazury Orlen Grand Slam | Women
  13/08/2012 - 18/08/2012

 
PRESS RELEASE
2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour season update

China's Chen Xue, left, and Xi Zhang have enjoyed great success again and currently lead the point standings on the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour heading to this week's $600,000 Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki, Poland
     
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 12, 2012— The 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour took a two week break for the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Great Britain.  On the women’s side, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States won their third consecutive Olympic gold medal in an all-American final over Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, 21-16 and 21-16. For the men, Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany claimed the first Olympic gold medal for Europe by defeating Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego of Brazil 23-21, 16-21, and 16-14. The world tour continues this week with the last double gender event being the $600,000 Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki, Poland from August 13-19.  This is the last men’s event of 2012, while the women play in Aland, Finland from August 28 through September 2 and Bang Saen, Thailand from October 23-28.

2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Highlights
The 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour calendar is highlighted by an FIVB-record eight Grand Slam events along with the 2012 London Olympics as the international Beach Volleyball schedule starts in April and concludes in October. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the first FIVB Beach Volleyball event held February 17-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The gold medal was won by USA’s Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos. The men’s world tour began in 1989, the women’s in 1992. Smith/Stoklos were the champions of the inaugural season in 1989-90.
• In 2012, international beach volleyball events will visit 17 sites in 14 countries over a seventh-month period.
• With the 2012 world tour calendar featuring 12 women’s and 11 men’s events within the African, Asian, European and South American confederations, the FIVB SWATCH World Tour will offer US$6.12 million in prize money.
• Nine of the tournaments will be combined men’s and women’s events, including all eight Grand Slam stops.
• Women’s-only stops will be in China (Sanya), Finland (Aland) and Thailand (Bang Saen).
• Men’s only stops will be in Poland (Myslowice) and Czech Republic (Prague).
• The new Grand Slam event this year was in China (Shanghai).
• The $4.8 million FIVB SWATCH World Tour Grand Slam series will also return to 2011 venues in China (Beijing), Russia (Moscow), Italy (Rome), Switzerland (Gstaad), Austria (Klagenfurt) and Poland (Stare Jablonki). The tour will also return for the first time since 2008 to Germany (Berlin).
• Klagenfurt and Gstaad have each staged 10 or more FIVB-sanctioned Beach Volleyball events.  Both sites have hosted the FIVB SWATCH World Championships with Klagenfurt in 2001 and Gstaad in 2007.
• The opening event on the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour calendar was a double gender event in Brasília April 15-22 as the Brazilian capital celebrated its 52nd anniversary on the seventh day of competition.  During the April 21 Brasília celebration, crowds of more than 1-million attended various holiday activities around the SWATCH event. 
• The iconic Horse Guards Parade in central London was the site of the London 2012 Olympic Games which ran from July 28 through August 9. A special Olympic test event for 24 women’s teams was held on the site last August with Brazil’s Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira defeating USA’s Jennifer Kessy/April Ross in the gold medal match.
• A total of 16 teams from each gender out of the 24 teams participating in the 2012 London Olympics, qualified through qualification rankings from the FIVB SWATCH World Tour. For the latest rankings, for men’s visit… http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldTour/2012/OlympicRanking_M.asp and for women’s visit http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldTour/2012/OlympicRanking_W.asp
• China once again staged three and Poland once again presented two FIVB SWATCH World Tour stops in 2012.
• The men’s international schedule will conclude in August in Poland (Stare Jablonki) while the women’s competition will end in late October in Thailand (Bang Saen).
• The international beach volleyball calendar will also feature world championships for players under the age of 21 and under the age of 19.  Larnaca, Cyprus hosted the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH Youth World Championships July 11-14 for players under the age of 19. For the second consecutive year, Canada will host in Halifax, Nova Scotia Aug. 29-Sept. 2 the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH Junior World Championships for players under the age of 21. This was the first time for Cyprus to host one of these age group FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Championships. The U-19 world championships in 2011 were held in Umag, Croatia before Canada hosted the U-21s in Halifax.
• IMG Sports Media will continue to have the exclusive distribution media rights for the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour. For the third straight year, the tour will exclusively use the Mikasa VLS 300 ball. It was introduced in 2009 in October and November at events in Sanya and Phuket.
2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Men’s Leaders (through August 12)
Men (Team Rank, points)
1, Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States, 5,080
2, Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil, 5,000
3, Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 3,920
3, Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands, 3,920
5, Marcio Araujo/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, 3,760
6, Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States, 3,480
7, Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States, 3,320
8, Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik, Germany, 3,240
9, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia, 2,920
10, Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy, 2,780
11, Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, 2,480
12, Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany, 2,280
12, Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands, 2,280
14, Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia, 2,020
15, Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, Spain, 1,980
16, Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, 1,860
17, Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China, 1,820
18, David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany, 1,724
19, Jon Stiekema/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands, 1,640
20, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, 1,600
21, Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic, 1,580
22, Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany, 1,520
23, Alexandr Dyachenko/Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan, 1,460
24, Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway, 1,420

NOTE - The 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour champions will be determined by calculating the points for a team’s best 8 men’s and 9 women’s finishes based on 75 percent of the 11 men’s and 12 women’s events (Open, World Championship and Grand Slam events only) staged during season and rounded down.

Men (Team Rank, events, titles, US earnings) *includes Olympic participation
1, Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States, 11*, 2, $221,700
2, Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil, 9*, 2, $210,800
3, Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands, 10*, 2, $168,400
4, Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 10*, 2, $148,400
5, Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States, 8*, 2, $138,400
6, Marcio Araujo/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, 10, 0, $127,900
7, Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States, 10, 0, $106,800
8, Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy, 9*, 0, $91,100
9, Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik, Germany, 10*, 0, $91,000
10, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia, 11*, 0, $85,300
11, Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, 8, 0, $68,800
12, Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands, 9, 0, $66,500
13, Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany, 10, 0, $60,000
14, Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, Spain, *8, 0, $57,500
15, Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, 9*, 0, $57,500
16, Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia, 9*, 0, $52,450
17, Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China, 9*, 0, $50,900
18, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, 6*, 0, $49,200
19, Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic, 8*, 0, $46,000
20, Jon Stiekema/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands, 9, 0, $45,700
21, David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany, 8, 0, $45,500
22, Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany, 5*, 1*, $44,700
23, Jefferson Bellaguarda/Patrick Heuscher, Switzerland, 8*, 0, $40,400
24, Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway, 8*, 0, $40,250
 

2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Women’s Leaders (through August 12)
Women (Team Rank, points)
1, Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China, 5,240
2, Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil, 4,800
3, Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil, 4,020
4, Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, 3,340
5, Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States, 3,280
6, Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy, 3,200
7, Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany, 3,160
8, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, 3,000
9, Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, 2,880
10, Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic, 2,760
11, Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany, 2,520
12, Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands, 2,420
13, Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium, 2,240
14, Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, Australia, 2,200
15, Natalie Cook/Tamsin Hinchley, Australia, 2,180
16, Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger, Austria, 1,920
17, Vassiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece, 1,740
18, Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira, Brazil, 1,700
19, Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil, 1,680
20, Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain, 1,640
21, Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia, 1,540
22, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany, 1,520
23, Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic, 1,440
24, Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova, Russia, 1,320

NOTE - The 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour champions will be determined by calculating the points for a team’s best 9 men’s and women’s finishes based on 75 percent of the 12 men’s and 13 women’s events (Open, World Championship and Grand Slam events only) staged during season and rounded down.

Women (Team Rank, events, titles, US earnings) *includes Olympic participation
1, Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China, 10*, 3, $214,300
2, Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil, 10*, 2, $189,200
3, Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil, 9*, 1, $145,900
4, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, 8*, 2*, $111,300
5, Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, 8*, 0, $110,000
6, Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy, 8*, 0, $107,000
7, Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, 9*, 1, $104,700
8, Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States, 8*, 0, $95,000
9, Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany, 9, 0, $91,800
10, Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands, 8*, 0, $74,200
11, Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic, 8*, 0, $72,700
12, Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany, 8*, 0, $71,600
13, Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium, 9, 0, $67,050
14, Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia, 9*, 1, $66,150
15, Natalie Cook/Tamsin Hinchley, Australia, 9*, 0, $58,700
16, Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, Australia, 8*, 0, $57,400
17, Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger, Austria, 9*, 0, $56,300
18, Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira, Brazil, 9, 0, $48,650
19, Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain, 8*, 0, $48,000
20, Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil, 8, 0, $47,500
21, Vassiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece, 9*, 0, $46,350
22, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany, 9, 0, $44,000
23, Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic, 8*, 0, $43,500
24, Barbara Hansel/Sara Montagnolli, Austria, 9, 0, $42,500

 

2012 Men FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Schedule/Results (as of August 12, 2012)
Dates Site Open/GS/OG Gold Medal Team or Purse
April 17-22  Brasília, Brazil  Open  Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States
April 24-29 Myslowice, Poland Open  Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
May 1-6 Shanghai, China Grand Slam Dalhausser/Rogers, United States
May 8-13 Beijing, China Grand Slam Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands
May 22-27 Prague, Czech Republic Open  Cunha/Ricardo, Brazil
June 7-12 Moscow, Russia Grand Slam Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
June 13-17 Rome, Italy Grand Slam Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States
July 3-8 Gstaad, Switzerland Grand Slam Gibb/Rosenthal, United States
July 10-14 Berlin, Germany Grand Slam Alison/Emanuel, Brazil
July 17-22 Klagenfurt, Austria Grand Slam Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands
July 28-Aug 9 London, Great Britain Olympic Games  Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany
August 14-19 Stare Jablonki, Poland Grand Slam $300,000

2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour – Men’s Final Four results
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Brazil – Brasília, April 17-22, $US$190,000
1. Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States, $30,000
2. Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States, $21,000
3. Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, $15,000
4. Adrian Gavira Collado/Pablo Herrera, Spain, $11,200
Gold – Dalhausser/Rogers def. Fuerbringer/Lucena, 21-17, 21-18 (44 minutes)
Bronze – Cunha/Ricardo def. Gavira Collado/Herrera, 21-18, 21-14 (39)
MOP – Rogers
SWATCH Serve – Evandro Goncalves, Brazil 95.3

Poland – Myslowice, April 24-29, $US$190,000
1. Cunha/Ricardo, Brazil, $30,000
2. Marcio Araujo/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, $21,000
3. Gavira Collado/Herrera, Spain, $15,000
4. Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy $11,200
Gold – Cunha/Ricardo def. Araujo/Salgado, 21-8, 19-21, 15-13 (53)
Bronze – Gavira Collado/Herrera def. Lupo/Nicolai, 21-16, 21-11 (34)
MOP – Ricardo
SWATCH Serve – Eric Koreng, Germany 101.2

China – Shanghai, May 1-6, $US$300,000
1. Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, $43,500
2. Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States, $30,000
3. Marcio/Salgado, Brazil, $23,000
4. Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, $18,400
Gold – Dalhausser/Rogers def. Gibb/Rosenthal 21-19, 22-24, 15-11 (67)
Bronze – Marcio/Salgado def. Benjamin/Bruno 16-21, 21-15, 15-13 (57)
MOP – Benjamin
SWATCH Serve – Dalhausser, 89.1 km/h

China – Beijing, May 8-13, $US$300,000
1. Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands, $43,500
2. Lupo/ Nicolai, Italy, $30,000
3. Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil, $23,000
4. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $18,400
Gold –Nummerdor/Schuil def. Lupo/ Nicolai, 21-11, 21-16 (31)
Bronze – Alison/Emanuel def. Gibb/Rosenthal, 21-13, 21-16 (32)
MOP – Schuil
SWATCH Serve – Alison, 88.9 km/h
 

Czech Republic – Prague, May 22-27, $US$190,000
1. Cunha/Ricardo, Brazil, $30,000
2. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil, $21,000
3. Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, $15,000
4. Marcio/Salgado, Brazil, $11,200
Gold – Cunha/Ricardo def. Alison/Emanuel 21-15, 19-21, 15-10 (55)
Bronze – Dalhausser/Rogers def. Marcio/Salgado 21-13, 21-19 (40)
MOP – Cunha
SWATCH Serve – Stefan Windscheif, Germany 98.9 km/h

Russia – Moscow, June 7-12, $US$300,000
1. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil, $43,500
2. Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands, $30,000
3. Cunha/Ricardo, Brazil, $23,000
4. Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany, $18,400
Gold – Alison/Emanuel def. Nummerdor/Schuil, 21-16, 29-27 (47)
Bronze – Cunha/Ricardo def. Brink/Reckermann 21-19, 21-14 (41)
MOP – Emanuel
SWATCH Serve – Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia, 96.9 km/h

Italy – Rome, June 13-17, $US$300,000
1. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $43,500
2. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil, $30,000
3. Sebastian Chevalier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, $23,000
4. Fuerbringer/Lucena, United States, $18,400
Gold – Gibb/Rosenthal def. Alison/Emanuel, 21-13, 21-12 (36)
Bronze – Chevalier/Heyer def. Fuerbringer/Lucena 23-21, 21-13 (41)
MOP – Rosenthal
SWATCH Serve – Kevin Ces, France, 95.0 km/h

Switzerland – Gstaad, July 3-8, $US$300,000
1. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $43,500
2. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil, $30,000
3. Lupo/ Nicolai, Italy, $23,000
4. Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, $18,400
Gold – Gibb/Rosenthal def. Alison/Emanuel, 21-17, 21-17 (38)
Bronze – Lupo/ Nicolai def. Dalhausser/Rogers, 21-19, 21-18 (36)
MOP – Gibb
SWATCH Serve – Jonathan Erdmann, Germany, 98.2 km/h

Germany – Berlin, July 10-14, $US$300,000
1. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil, $43,500
2. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $30,000
3. Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, $23,000
4. Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands, $18,400
Gold – Alison/Emanuel def. Gibb/Rosenthal, 21-17, 15-21, 15-11 (46)
Bronze – Fijalek/Prudel def. Nummerdor/Schuil, 21-18, 21-19 (40)
MOP – Rosenthal
SWATCH Serve – Erdmann, Germany, 96.5 km/h

Austria – Klagenfurt, July 17-22, $US$300,000
1. Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands, $43,500
2. Marcio/Salgado, Brazil, $30,000
3. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $23,000
4. Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, $18,400
Gold – Nummerdor/Schuil def. Marcio/Salgado 14-21, 21-12, 15-13 (48)
Bronze – Gibb/Rosenthal def. Dalhausser/Rogers by Forfeit
MOP – Schuil
SWATCH Serve – Clemens Doppler, Austria, 96.4 km/h

Great Britain – London, July 28-August 9, Olympic Games
1. Brink/Reckermann, Germany
2. Alison/Emanuel, Brazil
3. Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia
4. Nummerdor/Schuil, Netherlands
Gold – Brink/Reckermann def. Alison/Emanuel 23-21, 16-21, 16-14 (61)
Bronze – Plavins/Smedins def. Nummerdor/Schuil 19-21, 21-19, 15-11 (55)
MOP – Reckermann
SWATCH Serve –Sorokins, Latvia, 99.0 km/h
 

2012 Women FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Schedule/Results (as of August 12, 2012)
Dates Site Open/GS/OG Gold Medal Team or Purse
April 15-20  Brasília, Brazil  Open  Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China
April 24-29 Sanya, China Open  Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil
Apr 30-May 5 Shanghai, China Grand Slam Xue/Zhang, China
May 7-12 Beijing, China Grand Slam Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil
June 6-11 Moscow, Russia Grand Slam Xue/Zhang, China
June 12-17 Rome, Italy Grand Slam Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland
July 2-7 Gstaad, Switzerland Grand Slam Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States
July 11-15 Berlin, Germany Grand Slam Juliana/Larissa, Brazil
July 16-22 Klagenfurt, Austria Grand Slam Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia
July 28-Aug 8 London, Great Britain Olympic Games  May-Treanor/Walsh, United States
August 13-18 Stare Jablonki, Poland Grand Slam $300,000
Aug 28-Sept 2 Aland, Finland Open  $190,000
October 23-28 Bang Saen, Thailand Open $190,000

2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour – Women’s Final Four results

Brazil – Brasília, April 15-20, $US$190,000
1. Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China, $30,000
2. Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, Brazil, $21,000
3. Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy, $15,000
4. Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil, $11,200
Gold – Xue/Zhang def. Maria/Talita, 21-17, 21-15 (38 minutes)
Bronze – Cicolari/Menegatti def. Juliana/Larissa, 21-14, 17-21, 15-13 (52)
MOP - Zhang
SWATCH Serve – Raquel Pellucci, Brazil, 82.2 km/h

China – Sanya, April 24-29, $US$190,000
1. Maria/Talita, Brazil, $30,000
2. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $21,000
3. Xue/Zhang, China, $15,000
4. Barbara Hansel/Sara Montagnolli, $11,200
Gold – Maria/Talita def. Juliana/Larissa, 21-17, 17-21, 15-13 (56)
Bronze Xue/Zhang def. Hansel/Montagnolli, 21-16, 21-17 (45)
MOP – Talita
SWATCH Serve – Taliqua Clancy, Australia 78.4 km/h

China – Shanghai, April 30-May 5, $US$300,000
1. Xue/Zhang, China, $43,500
2. Maria/Talita, Brazil, $30,000
3. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $23,000
4. Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, $18,400
Gold – Xue/Zhang def. Maria/Talita, 21-17, 21-18 (42)
Bronze Juliana/Larissa def. Keizer/Van Iersel, 29-27, 21-13 (44)
MOP – Zhang
SWATCH Serve – Yuan Ye, China, 81.0 km/h

China – Beijing, May 7-12, $US$300,000
1. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $43,500
2. Cicolari/ Menegatti, Italy, $30,000
3. Keizer/ Van Iersel, Netherlands, $23,000
4. Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany, $18,400
Gold – Juliana/Larissa def. Cicolari/ Menegatti, 21-13, 21-15 (33)
Bronze Keizer/ Van Iersel def. Holtwick/ Semmler, 21-14, 24-26, 16-14 (55)
MOP – Juliana
SWATCH Serve – Jamie Lynn Broder, Canada, 80.6 km/h

Russia – Moscow, June 7-12, $US$300,000
1. Xue/Zhang, China, $43,500
2. Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, $30,000
3. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $23,000
4. Maria/Talita, Brazil, $18,400
Gold – Xue/Zhang def. May-Treanor/Walsh, 21-14, 21-14 (34)
Bronze Juliana/Larissa def. Maria/Talita, 19-21, 21-18, 15-8 (52)
MOP – Xue
SWATCH Serve – Svetlana Popova, Russia, 80.9 km/h

Italy – Rome, June 12-17, $US$300,000
1. Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, $43,500
2. Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany, $30,000
3. Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States, $23,000
4. Cicolari/Menegatti, Italy, $18,400
Gold – Kuhn/Zumkehr def. Goller/Ludwig, 21-12, 21-18 (41)
Bronze Kessy/Ross def. Cicolari/Menegatti, 21-17, 15-21, 15-13 (59)
MOP – Ludwig
SWATCH Serve – Ross, 80.0 km/h


Switzerland – Gstaad, July 3-8, $US$300,000
1. May-Treanor/Walsh, United States, $43,500
2. Keizer/ Van Iersel, Netherlands, $30,000
3. Kuhn/Zumkehr, Switzerland, $23,000
4. Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium, $18,400
Gold – May-Treanor/Walsh def. Keizer/ Van Iersel, 21-10, 21-13 (32)
Bronze – Kuhn/Zumkehr def. Gielen/Mouha, 21-18, 21-16 (36)
MOP – May-Treanor
SWATCH Serve – Kira Walkenhorst, Germany, 80.9 km/h


Germany – Berlin, July 10-14, $US$300,000
1. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $43,500
2. Xue/Zhang, China, $30,000
3. Cicolari/Menegatti, Italy, $23,000
4. Holtwick/ Semmler, Germany, $18,400
Gold – Juliana/Larissa def. Xue/Zhang, 21-16, 21-18 (39)
Bronze – Cicolari/Menegatti def. Holtwick/ Semmler, 21-13, 21-19 (35)
MOP – Xue
SWATCH Serve – Walkenhorst, Germany, 80.4 km/h

Austria – Klagenfurt, July 16-22, $US$300,000
1. Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgenia Ukolova, Russia, $43,500
2. Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands, $30,000
3. Maria/Talita, Brazil, $23,000
4. Xue/Zhang, China, $18,400
Gold –Khomyakova/Ukolova def. Meppelink/van Gestel, 21-13, 25-27, 15-10 (54)
Bronze – Maria/Talita def. Xue/Zhang by Forfeit
MOP – Ukolova
SWATCH Serve – Van Iersel, Netherlands, 78.9 km/h

Great Britain – London, July 28-August 8, Olympic Games
1. May-Treanor/Walsh, United States
2. Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States
3. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil
4. Xue/Zhang, China
Gold – May-Treanor/Walsh def. Kessy/Ross 21-16, 21-16 (36)
Bronze – Juliana/Larissa def. Xue/Zhang 11-21, 21-19, 15-12 (52)
MOP – May-Treanor
SWATCH Serve – Ross, United States, 81.0 km/h

  
 
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