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By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - No fewer than seven Brazilian doubles partnerships went to Rome last week attempting to maintain their country's dominance over this year's World Beach Volleyball Tour. The Foro Italico Open was the season's third stop, held between May 12th and May 17th and eventually brought to an end Brazil's stranglehold on the medals.

The first day of competition saw the Country Quota qualifiers. Apart from the host country, one nation can only place up to four doubles in the main draw, and since Ricardo/Emanuel, Alison/Harley and Cunha . . .

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