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Beach upset! Brazil’s Larissa-Talita crushed by Germany’s Ludwig-Walkenhorst

Beach Volleyball - Olympics: Day 8

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Laura Ludwig (top) of Germany celebrates with teammates Kira Walkenhorst after defeating Switzerland during a Women’s Round of 16 match on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Germany beach volleyball pairing Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst are going to the Olympic final after stunning their hosts in straight sets on Tuesday in Rio.

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Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes of Brazil seemed out-of-sync all afternoon, 21-18, 21-12. The top-ranked pairing in the world will now need to win the bronze medal match to earn medals.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst have been strong all tournament, and will provide a massive challenge for either Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross of the USA or Brazil’s second duo of Barbara and Agatha.

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