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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Mazury Orlen Grand Slam | Men
  14/08/2012 - 19/08/2012

 
PRESS RELEASE
2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour season update

Latvia's Martins Plavins jausts at the Swatch Net and Janis Smedins, right, won the first FIVB SWATCH World Tourgold medal in Poland Sunday as the 2012 men's season ended.
     
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 19, 2012— The last of a record eight Grand Slams and nine double-gender events on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour was held this past week with US $600,000 Mazury Orlen Grand Slam.  On the women’s side, Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won their fourth consecutive gold medal in Stare Jablonki and their third victory of 2012 by defeating Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy, 21-16 and 22-20. For the men, Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins fresh off their Olympic bronze medal success won their first career World Tour gold medal over Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst of Austria 21-19 and 22-20. This was the final men’s event of 2012, and Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal claimed the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour point championship with a fourth-place finish.  For the women, the tour continues after a one week break in Aland, Finland from August 28 through September 2 and finishes in 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 also returned 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. USA’s Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh won their third consecutive Olympic gold medal with USA’s Jennifer Kessy/April Ross earning the silver medal.A special Olympic test event for 24 women’s teams was held on the site in August of 2011with Brazil’s Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira defeating USA’s Kessy/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.
• China once again staged three and Poland 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.  Larnaka, 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.
Final 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Men’s Leaders
Men (Team Rank, points)
1, Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States, 5,280
2, Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil, 5,180
3, Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States, 4,120
4, Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 3,920
4, Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands, 3,920
6, Marcio Araujo/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, 3,760
7, Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States, 3,640
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, Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia, 2,660
12, Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, 2,480
13, Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands, 2,280
13, Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany, 2,280
15, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, 2,080
16, Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera, Spain, 1,980
17, Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, 1,860
18, Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China, 1,820
19, Alexandr Dyachenko/Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan, 1,780
20, David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany, 1,724
21, Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic, 1,660
21, Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway, 1,660
23, Jon Stiekema/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands, 1,640
24, Michal Kadziola/Jakub Szalankiewicz, Poland, 1,580

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, 12*, 2, $240,100
2, Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil, 10*, 2, $224,000
3, Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, Netherlands, 10*, 2, $168,400
4, Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States, 9*, 2, $161,400
5, Pedro Cunha/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 10*, 2, $148,400
6, Marcio Araujo/Pedro Salgado, Brazil, 11, 0, $131,400
7, Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena, United States, 11, 0, $120,000
8, Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia, 10*, 1, $95,950
9, Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai, Italy, 9*, 0, $91,100
10, Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik, Germany, 10*, 0, $91,000
11, Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia, 12*, 0, $88,800
12, Benjamin Insfran/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, 8, 0, $68,800
13, Emiel Boersma/Daan Spijkers, Netherlands, 9, 0, $66,500
14, Sebastian Dollinger/Stefan Windscheif, Germany, 11, 0, $63,500
15, Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel, Poland, 7*, 0, $62,400
16, Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera, Spain, 8*, 0, $57,500
16, Sebastian Chevallier/Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, 9*, 0, $57,500
18, Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, China, 9*, 0, $50,900
19, Petr Benes/Premysl Kubala, Czech Republic, 9*, 0, $49,500
20, Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, Austria, 8*, 0, $49,200
21, Tarjei Skarlund/Martin Spinnangr, Norway, 10*, 0, $48,250
22, Alexandr Dyachenko/Alexey Sidorenko, Kazakhstan, 8, 0, $47,950
23, Jon Stiekema/Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands, 9, 0, $45,700
24, David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, Germany, 8, 0, $45,500
 
2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Women’s Leaders (through August 19)
Women (Team Rank, points)
1, Juliana Felisberta/Larissa Franca, Brazil, 5,280
2, Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China, 5,240
3, Maria Antonelli/Talita Rocha, Brazil, 4,500
4, Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy, 3,920
5, Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States, 3,760
6, Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, 3,340
7, Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic, 3,240
8, Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, 3,200
9, Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany, 3,160
9, Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany, 3,160
11, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, 3,000
12, Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands, 2,580
13, Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium, 2,480
14, Louise Bawden/Becchara Palmer, Australia, 2,200
15, Natalie Cook/Tamsin Hinchley, Australia, 2,180
16, Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgeniya Ukolova, Russia, 2,100
17, Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez, Spain, 1,960
18, Doris Schwaiger/Stefanie Schwaiger, Austria, 1,920
19, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany, 1,840
20, Vasiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece, 1,820
21, Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira, Brazil, 1,700
22, Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil, 1,680
23, Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova, Russia, 1,640
24, Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic, 1,600

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, Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil, 11*, 3, $232,700
2, Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, China, 10*, 3, $214,300
3, Maria Antonelli/Talita Rocha, Brazil, 10*, 1, $159,100
4, Greta Cicolari/Marta Menegatti, Italy, 9*, 0, $136,500
5, Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr, Switzerland, 10*, 1, $112,700
6, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States, 7*, 2*, $111,300
7, Sanne Keizer/Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands, 8*, 0, $110,000
8, Jennifer Kessy/April Ross, United States, 9*, 0, $108,200
9, Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler, Germany, 9*, 0, $94,600
10, Sara Goller/Laura Ludwig, Germany, 9*, 0, $91,800
11, Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic, 9*, 0, $85,900
12, Ekaterina Khomyakova/Evgeniya Ukolova, Russia, 10*, 1, $84,550
13, Madelein Meppelink/Sophie van Gestel, Netherlands, 9*, 0, $79,300
14, Katrien Gielen/Liesbeth Mouha, Belgium, 10, 0, $75,050
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, Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez, Spain, 9*, 0, $56,000
19, Karla Borger/Britta Buthe, Germany, 10, 0, $52,000
20, Vasiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani, Greece, 10*, 0, $49,850
21, Liliane Maestrini/Angela Vieira, Brazil, 9, 0, $48,650
22, Lenka Hajeckova/Hana Klapalova, Czech Republic, 9*, 0, $48,600
23, Vivian Cunha/Taiana Lima, Brazil, 8, 0, $47,500
24, Barbara Hansel/Sara Montagnolli, Austria, 9, 0, $42,500


Final 2012 Men FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Results
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 Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins, Latvia

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

Poland – Stare Jablonki, August 14-19, US$300,000
1. Plavins/Smedins, Latvia, $43,500
2. Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst, Austria, $30,000
3. Dalhausser/Rogers, United States, $23,000
4. Gibb/Rosenthal, United States, $18,400
Gold – Plavins/Smedins def. Doppler/ Horst 21-19, 22-20 (44)
Bronze – Dalhausser/Rogers def. Gibb/Rosenthal by Forfeit
MOP – Smedins
SWATCH Serve – Sorokins, Latvia 94.9 km/h
 

2012 Women FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Schedule/Results (as of August 19)
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 Juliana/Larissa, Brazil
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

Poland – Stare Jablonki, August 13-18, $US$300,000
1. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil, $43,500
2. Cicolari/Menegatti, Italy, $30,000
3. Holtwick/ Semmler, Germany, $23,000
4. Khomyakova/Ukolova, $18,400
Gold – Juliana/Larissa def. Cicolari/Menegatti, 21-16, 22-20 (38)
Bronze – Holtwick/ Semmler def. Khomyakova/Ukolova 23-25, 26-24, 15-13 (59)
MOP – Holtwick
SWATCH Serve – Holtwick, 75.3 km/h

  
 
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