Rip Curl Womens Pro Champ To Be Crowned Today
Pictured: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 18, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, caused a sensational upset yesterday in eliminating former seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley (AUS), 36, from Rip Curl Women’s Pro competition. The young natural-footer will take on veteran Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 29, in the opening heat of the day. Credit: © ASP/ CI/ CESTARI via GETTY IMAGES
BELLS BEACH, Victoria (Sunday, April 12, 2009) – Beautiful, clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves are on offer this morning at Bells Beach prompting event organizers to call the final day of the Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford New Fiesta on, starting at 8am.
The second stop on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro will be a crucial point in this year’s season and today’s remaining eight surfers will put on their game faces in hopes of ringing the bell by day’s end.
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 21, reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion and two-time defending winner of the Rip Curl Women’s Pro, will put in her bid for a third consecutive Bells title today, starting out against rookie Paige Hareb (NZL), 18, in Quarterfinal 2.
“We’re fortunate to have some good-looking swell and excellent winds today and we’ll be running the final day of the women with the men on standby for an 11am call,” Damien Hardmen, Rip Curl Pro Contest Director, said. “We’ll get the Quarterfinals underway starting at 8am.”
Kicking off today’s action will be the rookie Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 18, up against the veteran Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 29, for Quarterfinal 1.
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The Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach pres. by Ford New Fiesta will be available webcast LIVE via www.live.ripcurl.com starting at 8am.
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Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Quarterfinal Match-ups:
QF 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
QF 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
QF 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
QF 4: Samantha Cornish (AUS) vs. Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 2 Match-ups:
Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 2: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 3: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)
Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Adam Robertson (AUS)
Heat 10: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)
Heat 12: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Heat 13: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 14: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 15: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 16: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. David Weare (ZAF)
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