Daegu, Korea, July 11, 2019 – Laura Condotta and Anna Dunn-Suen were one of four teams that reached the main draw on Thursday after the qualifying rounds marked the start of the women-only 1-Star Daegu FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event.
It is the third consecutive season in a row that Daegu has hosted a World Tour tournament and it will run from July 11-14 with US$5,000 on offer to the winners.
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The Canadian pair beat Singapore’s Eliza Chong and Gladys Lee 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) to reach their second main draw in their second World Tour tournament together.
Israel’s Sofia Starikov and Anita Dave beat Desi Ratnasari and Eka Yokebed 2-0 (21-17, 21-18), Chanthira Khanok and Yodsaphat Pakham of Thailand defeated Japan’s Riko Tsujimura and Mai Morioka 2-0 (22-20, 21-15), and Indonesia’s Dhita Juliana and Putu Utami enjoyed a 2-0 (21-7, 21-16) defeat over Thailand’s Sumintra Sow and Pronsuda Kritsana
In 2017 Japan’s Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami topped the women's podium before Australia’s Phoebe Bell and Jessyka Ngauamo won gold in 2018.