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2018-07-09 08:20:00 CET

Five women’s teams to watch in the #GstaadMajor

Keep track of these tandems as the tournament progresses in the Swiss Alps!

You will want to watch closely when these pairs are in action in GstaadYou will want to watch closely when these pairs are in action in Gstaad

The Beach Major Series is set to resume with the Swatch Major Gstaad reuniting the best teams in the world in the Swiss Alps in the next few days. A lot has changed since the Fort Lauderdale Major back in March and to make sure you enjoy the most this week, here are five women’s teams you should follow:

Julia Sude and Chantal Laboureur (Germany)

The Germans are having arguably the best moment of their careers as they’ve reached the top of the world rankings for the first time last week. In 2018, they have a bronze medal in Huntington Beach and a silver one in Warsaw, a couple of weeks ago, in just six tournaments played. Oh, and don't forger, they are the defending champions in Gstaad.

Sude and Laboureur topped the podium in Gstaad in 2017Sude and Laboureur topped the podium in Gstaad in 2017

Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson (Canada)

The Canadians are probably the hottest team in the World Tour right now as they stepped into the podium in three of the last four tournaments they played at, winning one medal of each color, including their first-ever gold in Warsaw. Would their first medal together in the Beach Major Series be their next step forward?

Wilkerson and Bansley are on fire and will chase their first Beach Major Series medal in the Swiss AlpsWilkerson and Bansley are on fire and will chase their first Beach Major Series medal in the Swiss Alps

Tanja Hüberli and Nina Betschart (Switzerland)

Home teams have always some extra motivation and that’s certainly the case with the Swiss as they are very much looking forward to improve their most recent finishes in Gstaad this season. They took the week leading to the tournament off to rest and focus in the competition and are hopeful they can get their third Beach Major Series medal, following bronzes in Klagenfurt, in 2016, and Poreč, in 2017.

Hüberli and Betschart won't be short of motivation when the Gstaad Major kicks offHüberli and Betschart won't be short of motivation when the Gstaad Major kicks off

Carol Solberg and Maria Antonelli (Brazil)

The Brazilians turned an unlikely reunion into a very successful one as they've scooped four medals, including a silver last Saturday in Espinho, and ten top-10 finishes since May 2017. The Beach Major Series have eluded them so far, however, as they didn't make past the country-quota in Poreč and Gstaad last year and finished 17th in Fort Lauderdale in 2018.

The Brazilians are doing very well in the World Tour but are yet to repeat this performance in the Beach Major SeriesThe Brazilians are doing very well in the World Tour but are yet to repeat this performance in the Beach Major Series

Lauren Fendrick and Emily Day (USA)

The Americans will pair for the first time and they are expected to form a very dangerous, tall and physical team. Fendrick, a silver medalist from the 2017 World Championships, has played with multiple partners in 2018 and maybe Day proves to be the best option for her if they do well in the Swiss Alps.

American veteran Lauren Fendrick will play with her fifth different partner in GstaadAmerican veteran Lauren Fendrick will play with her fifth different partner in Gstaad

You can watch all matches of the Gstaad Major live on Beach Stream. Cick here to register and enjoy!

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