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By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2010 Beach Volleyball World Tour began last week with the Brasília Open, at the Esplanada dos Ministérios stadium, with mixed success for the home sides. A total of 140 male and female doubles teams from 36 countries took part in the competition, but once again the Brazilian pairings were clear favorites and strong doubles like Juliana/Larissa and Alison/Emanuel were expected to impress the partisan home crowd.

In the Women's Event, the aforementioned 2009 World Tour champions Juliana and Larissa picked up were they left off . . .

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