2018-03-03 22:19:00 CEST
Battle of Brazil goes to Barbara and Fernanda
Brilliant Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Berti Alves won the battle of Brazil in the women’s final at the Fort Lauderdale Major to take home gold and 40,000 USD payday.
The ninth seeds were in irresistible form against qualifiers and compatriots Taiana De Souza Lima and Carolina Horta Maximo to become the first champions of the 2018 Beach Volleyball Major Series.
The packed Red Bull Beach Arena crowd were treated to a beach volleyball masterclass as Barbara, the 2016 Olympic silver medalists, and Fernanda won in straight sets 21-16, 21-13 against a team playing their 10th match of the tournament.
It was the winners’ second title on the World Tour as a team since they joined forces after the Rio Olympics in 2016 and their first on the Major Series together.
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