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2016-06-12 21:15:00 CET

Dankeschön, Hamburg!

What a week it’s been at the Rothenbaum

The crowds crammed into the Rothenbaum this week. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.The crowds crammed into the Rothenbaum this week. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.

It’s at moments like this where our emotions are mixed. We’d like to insert a big happy smiling emoji to convey our happiness of an amazing tournament but add a sad face alongside it in sadness that the smart Major Hamburg is over.

But we leave Hamburg with memories that will last forever and depart the Rothenbaum when it only feels like yesterday that we got here!

The first of 143 incredible matches started early at 8am on Tuesday and on Sunday the curtain came down on a wonderful week with two amazing finals. America’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena took the honors in the men’s competition but the real story was the unbelievable home victory for Hamburg’s Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig that almost took the roof off the stadium.

For us though, the ever-lasting celebration was witnessing over 8,000 spectators roaring on the home heroes to gold on Center Court and an incredible 40,000 flooded through the entrance to see digs, dives, serves and spikes.

Almost 1,000 blocks and 8,000 kills hit the sand over the course of the week and what’s really special for us is that this is only the beginning!

We’ve got two weeks until we head to Poreč for the second year in succession and if last year was anything to go by then we’ve got another wonderful week in store.

So thank you for having us Hamburg. It’s been emotional!

See you again @ the beach!

Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst felt the love on Center Court. Photocredit: Joerg Mitter.Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst felt the love on Center Court. Photocredit: Joerg Mitter.

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