Melissa and Sarah golden in Vienna
VIENNA, Austria, August 4, 2019 - Canada’s 2019 World Champions
Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan defeated Brazil’s Maria
Antonelli and Carol Solberg 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) to win the
US$600,000 A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch in Austria today.
“It wasn’t our best match of the tournament, but somehow we kept
finding ways to steal some points here and there. The first set
was definitely a battle, as I think we were down 15-11, but we
kept grinding,” said Pavan. "We’re just so happy…. We finally
"This is the third gold medal on the World Tour for the
Canadians this season – they won the World Championships in
Hamburg, the Edmonton 3-star in Alberta and now the Vienna
Major, which is a 5-star event.
“It was our goal to win this one, and cap off this six-week
stretch on a high note,” said Pavan.
“It’s been wild,” Humana-Paredes said of their schedule over the
past month and a half, “but with three gold medals and two
top-ten results, we cannot complain."