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Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Rio Women’s Pro

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014 Barra Da Tijuca Brasil.
Carissa Moore wasted little time in the Final against Sally Fitzgibbons, belting an excellent 8.50 for three big backhand turns and adding a 3.50 to her total shortly afterward. While Fitzgibbons found herself on the ropes quickly, the Australian responded back with a backhand attack of her own, smashing three turns for a near-perfect 9.27.

Moore extended her lead for a frontside snap, improving her bottom score to a 5.83 for one committed frontside snap. The blow-for-blow exchanges continued when Fitzgibbons found another left, combining two backhand snaps for a strong 7.00 and the lead over Moore.

Moore hunted for the 7.83 needed for the win, but was unable to find the score.

Fitzgibbons wins her first WCT event title of the season with her second Rio Women’s Pro crown.

“That’s what I’ve been chasing all season,” said Fitzgibbons. “It was a hard fought battle and to win again in Rio is so special.”