Laura and Maggie win their pool

02.07.2019 - Hamburg

Germans reach elimination phase as pool winners on set ratio

Reigning World and Olympic champion Laura Ludwig and partner Maggie Kozuch won their pool on set ratio to ensure they will be one of the top-seeded teams in the elimination stages at their home World Championships.

The Germans were never in any trouble in front of a packed Red Bull Beach Arena on Tuesday afternoon against Nigerian qualifiers Francisca Ikhiede and Tochukwu Nnoruga, winning 21-10, 21-9.

Meanwhile, after reporting about Brazil’s dominance this morning, we cleared jinxed the South American powerhouse as Maria Antonelli and Carol Salgado went down in a three-set thriller to Americans Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman.

The Americans came through 24-22, 14-21, 15-9 to end a run of 19 wins in a row for Brazilian teams at the Rothenbaum.

Despite the defeat, Carol and Maria progressed as pool runners-up, while Larsen/Stockman are likely to be among the best four third-place teams in the tournament and therefore will avoid a lucky loser play-off.

The draw for the elimination stage takes place a 3.30pm CEST.