The Dubai open once began, is not the habit, a Sunday with a match of women country quota which opposed 2 accustomed American pairs of the AVP Tour, Lauren Fendrick-Ashley Ivy and Angie Ackers-Brooke Hanson. Fendrick-Ivy returns thus in history to have won the 1st match of the 1st the Beach volleyball Women Open in the United Arab Emirates.
Innovation also, with new associations of the american teams with Tyra Turner which will play with Nancy Mason instead of Rachel Wacholder and especially the Olympic champion, Kerri Walsh, which tries experiment to play with one of the best players of the American and world circuit: Nicole Branagh.
Indeed Misty May took part until last Monday at the show " Dancing with the stars" but she finally abandoned because an injury.
Also note a new French association, Virginie sarpaux and Mathilde Giordano.
The first matches in this women tournament were intense with the awaited domination of Kerri Walsh-Nicole Branagh, the great victories of the French team Sarpaux-Giordano who beat the Swiss ones and the top seeded N°4 team always difficult to beat: the germans Holtwick-Semmler.