The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009 podium (left to right) featured Talita Antunes, Maria Antonelli, Larissa Franca, Juliana Felisberta Silva, Angela Vieira and Vivian Cunha. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Three women’s teams from Brazil stood atop the podium at The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009.
Final 1st Place Match
Larissa-Juliana BRA  vs. Talita-Antonelli BRA 
2-0 (21-16, 21-15)
Final 3rd Place Match
Novakova-Hajeckova CZE  vs. Vivian-Vieira BRA 
1-2 (14-21, 21-15, 11-15)
This is the 7th title of the season for Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva, tying the SWATCH FIVB World Tour record for most gold medals by either a men’s or women’s team in a season.
Talita Antunes (left) and Maria Antonelli celebrate a gold medal win at the 1to1energy Grand Slam Saturday over Brazilian rivals Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Talita Antunes and Maria Antonelli win their third international gold medal at the 1to1energy Grand Slam. The pair share the podium for the fifth-time this season with another Brazilian team in the top three.
Three more Brazilian Women’s teams advance in the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships resulting in all 4 teams from Beach Volleyball powerhouse Brazil in the next round; Shelda Bede/Ana Paula Connelly, Talita Antunes/Maria Antonelli, Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca and the Salgado sisters (Carolina and Maria Clara).