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2016-06-08 12:00:00 CET

Morning update: 60 minutes of madness!

Early epic battle the morning highlight in Hamburg

On a busy morning of action there were wins for three German women’s teams. Photocredit: Michael Kunkel.On a busy morning of action there were wins for three German women’s teams. Photocredit: Michael Kunkel.

You know the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’, right?

Just tell that to Canadian duo Melissa Humana-Paredes and Taylor Pischke and Australians Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden!

The two sides played out an absolute epic on court five of their Pool H clash, with the Canadians coming out on top in an hour in a classic 2-1 victory full of dig.

Humana-Parades and Pischke edged the first set 21-18 but Clancy and Bawden dug deep in the second set to level the score at 1-1, also 21-18.

Now usually the final set is first to 15. We know you know that. But this game had other ideas, and the two teams traded some breathtaking points in a quite unbelievable set.

They also swapped a number of points to seal the match but each time the opposing teams gathered all their strength to save them. The Canadians had six match points – all saved by the Australians. The Aussies had four points to seal victory – all wiped out by the Canadians!

Eventually, after 61 minutes, Humana-Parades’ attack sealed a truly amazing 24-22 triumph.

That sensational match just one of 16 action-packed games already on a breathtaking morning of Pool Play.

And there was almost a shock, too. Fancied Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas lost the first set to Greek outsiders Panagiota Karagkouni and Vasiliki Arvaniti. However, the fourth seeds wasted no time in putting the record straight by winning two successive sets to get off the mark for the day.

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The Lion King roars! Aleksandrs Samoilovs and partner Janis Smedins won their opening match of the day. Photocredit: Mike Ranz.The Lion King roars! Aleksandrs Samoilovs and partner Janis Smedins won their opening match of the day. Photocredit: Mike Ranz.

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