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Seoul
Seoul Open
May 26-31, 2009
Talita and Antonelli of Brazil beat American pair Jen
Kessy and April Ross twice to capture their second
international Beach Volleyball title of 2009 by win-
ning the US$ 190,000 Seoul Open.
The fourth seeds shared theUS$ 30,000 first-place
prize after scoring a 22-20, 21-16 win in 45 minutes
over top-seeded Kessy and Ross, who shared the
$21,000 second-place prize. It was Talita and An-
tonelli’s second win over the Americans after post-
ing a 22-20, 18-21 and 15-13 victory in 62 minutes
to advance to the semi-finals.
With Edmundo Sussumu Fujita, the Brazilian ambas-
sador to Korea, and his wife in attendance the South
American country had two spots on the podium as
seventh-seeded Leao and Renata won the bronze
medal match by defeating 22nd-seeded Hana Klapa-
lova and Tereza Petrova of the Czech Republic 21-17,
20-22, 15-11 in 49 minutes. Leao and Renata spli-
tUS$ 15,000 for placing third. 
Rk. Team
Country Points
Earnings
(US$)
1
Talita-Antonelli
BRA
600
30,000
2
Ross-Kessy
USA
540
21,000
3
Renata-Leão
BRA
480
15,000
4
Klapalova-Petrova
CZE
420
11,200
5
Maria Clara-Carol
BRA
360
9,100
Nila-Ingrid
NOR
360
9,100
7
Larissa-Juliana
BRA
300
7,600
Xue-Zhang
CHN
300
7,600
9
Van Breedam-Mouha
BEL
240
6,000
Zhang Xi-Y. Huang
CHN
240
6,000
Goller-Ludwig
GER
240
6,000
Van Iersel-Keizer
NED
240
6,000
13
Wang-Zuo
CHN
180
4,250
Candelas-Garcia
MEX
180
4,250
Bratkova-Ukolova
RUS
180
4,250
Kuhn-Zumkehr
SUI
180
4,250
17
Palmer-Jensen
AUS
120
2,800
L.Wang-Li Ying
CHN
120
2,800
Saka-Rtvelo
GEO
120
2,800
Borger-Brink-Abeler
GER
120
2,800
Pohl-Rau
GER
120
2,800
Remmers-Wesselink
NED
120
2,800
Maaseide-Kongshavn
NOR
120
2,800
Lundqvist-Ljungquist
SWE
120
2,800
25
Fernandez Grasset-Esteves
Ribalta
CUB
60
2,000
Liliana-Baquerizo
ESP
60
2,000
Nystrom-Nystrom
FIN
60
2,000
Banck-Günther
GER
60
2,000
Arvaniti-Tsiartsiani
GRE
60
2,000
H.S.JANG-K.Y.KIM
KOR
60
2,000
M.H.LEE-J.Y.HAN
KOR
60
2,000
Blundell-Scarlett
NZL
60
2,000
WOMEN
’S MAIN DRAW
Real gold for Talita-
Antonelli
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