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By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Larissa/Juliana duo claimed gold last weekend in the female-only Osaka Open, the 3rd stop of the woman's World Beach Volleyball Tour. The final was a dramatic showdown between Larissa and Juliana and fellow Brazilians Talita and Maria Elisa, as the women continued the success of their male counterparts last weekend.

The first set was won by the Larissa/Juliana pairing 26 x 24, but in the second, Talita/Maria Elisa reacted strongly winning by 21 x 19. In the tiebreaker, the three-time World Tour winning duo Larissa . . .

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