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2018-03-01 01:41:00 CET

Three women's games to catch on Thursday!

As the elimination games start, Thursday morning will be interesting in the #FTLMajor

US's Alix Klineman and April Ross need a victory against Brazil to advanceUS's Alix Klineman and April Ross need a victory against Brazil to advance

Two days in and it’s win or bust already for the women’s teams competing at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Major. The second day of the main draw will have 16 matches and, after them, only 16 of the 32 teams that started the tournament will still be alive in fight for medals.

The action will start at 9am (Eastern Standard Time) and the morning will feature a handful of highly-anticipated matches reuniting some of the best teams in the world (click here to see the full schedule). Here are some of the games you cannot miss:

 

Who? Hochevar/Day v Lehtonen/Ahtiainen

Where? Court 2

When? 9am EST

Why? The Americans started strong in the qualification tournament, but couldn’t handle the power of last year’s bronze medalists Laboureur and Sude in the main draw while the Finnish were defeated by Australians Artacho and Clancy. While the Americans are fighting to improve their international results, the Finnish team started their partnership with a promising fifth-place finish in The Hague in January.

 

Who? Carol/Maria Antonelli v Ross/Klineman

Where? Court 2

When? 10am EST

Why? The historical Brazil-USA rivalry will be in the spotlight early in the #FTLMajor as both teams, which played for the gold medal in the four-star event in the Hague last month, will meet again in the imminence of being eliminated prematurely from the first Beach Major Series event of the year. The Americans prevailed in the Netherlands, but can they do it again?

 

Who? Vergé-Dépré/Heidrich v Agatha/Duda

Where? Court 4

When? 10am EST

Why? Last year’s silver medalists Agatha and Duda were surprised in their first match in Fort Lauderdale and will fight for their survival against the Swiss, a team they have never beat and who are also in the edge of being knocked off the tournament. With two teams ranked among the top ten in the world, this match has all the tools to be one of the best of the week.

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