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 won Vienna.


"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."