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2016-06-10 16:24:00 CET

Can anyone stop the Brazilians’ road to the semis?

Three Samba girls through…but only one German women’s team remains

Agatha/Barbara have smashed their way through to the quarterfinals. Photocredit: Mike Ranz.Agatha/Barbara have smashed their way through to the quarterfinals. Photocredit: Mike Ranz.

Three Brazilian women’s teams make up the last eight in the smart Major Hamburg giving the quarterfinals a real South American vibe.

But the Europeans will certainly have a word or two to say about that because this Major is hotting up as the weekend gets ever closer.

The German fans who have flooded through the entrance here at the Rothenbaum have a massive job to do: encourage the one last remaining home team left in the competition to victory!

Yes, at the start of the day five German women’s teams stood a chance of glory but as the last eight approaches only Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst remain! The number one team from Germany face one of those three Brazilian teams – Juliana Felisberta Silva and Taiana De Souza Lima.

The other two Brazilian partnerships that remain intact are the irrepressible and irresistible Larissa/Talita, the number two seeds, and fourth seeds Agatha/Barbara.

It will be left to the Netherlands’ Meppelink/Van Iersel and Australia’s Bawden/Clancy to keep the Brazilians at bay.

So who else can stop the Brazilians from conquering Center Court?

Perhaps Americans April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings can halt the Samba success. They used their teamwork to overcome their second battle with a Canadian team today to set-up a meeting with Spain’s Liliana/Elsa.

High fives! Dutch duo Meppelink/Van Iersel celebrate their place in the last eight. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.High fives! Dutch duo Meppelink/Van Iersel celebrate their place in the last eight. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.

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