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2018-03-04 00:01:00 CET

'Golden' silver for Taiana & Carol

From country-quota to the silver medal, what a week for the Brazilians in the #FTLMajor!

Carol and Taiana proudly pose with their silver medalsCarol and Taiana proudly pose with their silver medals

Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Berti played six matches in four days to take home the gold medal of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Major. But their opponents, fellow Brazilians Taiana Lima and Carol Horta, were tasked with and Herculean mission as they started their campaign in the country-quota and had to play 10 games over six days in Florida.

They ended one victory short of winning the first Beach Major Series event of the year, but these are definitely not the memories they will take from their amazing week in Fort Lauderdale.

“We gave all we had left, but they played better,” Taiana said. “It has been a special week for us. When Carol called me and we decided to play this tournament together, we had no idea of what could happen and here we are.”

“It has been a great week for both of us and to me, this silver is like gold. I will always have this week on my memories.”

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The team was formed only for the Fort Lauderdale Major because of an injury suffered by Elize Maia, Taiana’s regular partner. The union inside the court and the immediate chemistry they developed took them all the way to the gold medal match.

“I always feel disappointed when I lose, but we are happy about the second place,” Carol added. “It was an amazing result after such a long week. Competing for the gold medal after six days of tough matches meant a lot for us. We are very happy about we did here.”

After the #FTLMajor, they will return to their natural formations, with Taiana joining Elize and Carol pairing with veteran Maria Clara Salgado.

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