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