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2017-06-28 21:30:00 CEST

Olympic champ bounces back in Poreč

Calm after the storm for Laura and Maggie

Olympic champ Laura Ludwig in action at Poreč Major.Olympic champ Laura Ludwig in action at Poreč Major.

After their shock opening match defeat against Biecneck/Schneider, Olympian champion Laura Ludwig and her new, temporary, partner Maggie Kozuch bounced back to winning ways at the Poreč Major on Wednesday.

Their match against local heroes Becic/Radanovic was due to be played on the Red Bull Beach Arena but due to a storm, the game was moved the side court three.

And Ludwig/Kozuch ensured there were no more surprises on the first day of the pool play by emphatically beating their Croatian opponents Becic/Radanovic in straight sets 21-6, 21-11 in just 30 minutes.

Meanwhile last year’s winners Laboureur/Sude also recovered an opening pool play defeat to win their second match of the tournament. The Germans also took half-an-hour to dispatch Finland’s Ahtianinen/Sinsisalo 21-13, 21-12.

The first day of the main draw was much easier for 2015 Poreč Major champions Larissa/Talita, however, who won both of their matches in Pool A.

Americans Claes/Hughes also registered two victories as did Czech girls and stars of our Divine Set photoshoot Slukova/Hermannová. It was even sweeter for Marketa who was celebrating her 29th birthday.

A storm-hit afternoon and evening session pushed the schedule back – keep an eye on our social media channels for further information.

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