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2016-07-05 09:35:00 CET

Ready Gsteady go!

We’ve landed in the Alps

Just dropping in to say hello! Photocredit: Melanie Duchend Just dropping in to say hello! Photocredit: Melanie Duchend

Good morning from Gstaad!

Yes, faithful, beautiful, beach volleyball fans – we’ve made it from the coast of Croatia to the breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss Alps and we are ready for the Gstaad Major.

There’s no rest for the wicked and less than 48 hours since Alison/Bruno claimed gold on Center Court at the Poreč Major, the stars are back on the sand to battle it out here in one of Switzerland’s most anticipated sport events of the summer.

Of course Alison/Bruno are no strangers here themselves – claiming Gstaad glory with gold last year. The Brazilians were in sensational form 12 months ago but who will prevail this week?

On this first day of the Gstaad Major the biggest story is undoubtedly the quick reappearance of Poreč Major gold medalists Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude. Just three days ago they were jumping for joy with a bundle of emotions having become the first qualifiers ever to win a Major. And guess what? They are back in qualification!

They are top seeds in qualifying and will be on Center Court here at the Gstaadium at 14:00 CET to face the winner of either Dutch duo Flore Gravesteijn and Julia Wouters or Swiss team Laura Caluori and Elena Steinemann.

The Poreč Major was littered with shock results – will there be more drama today? Well there’s only one way to find out: and that’s by sticking with us here on our website and social media channels and click here for today’s schedule.

Welcome to the beach in the mountains and enjoy the ride!

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