18 - 21 July 2013
National Tennis Centre
The crowds at Russia’s National Tennis Centre in Moscow were treated to a display of the highest calibre in the final of the 2013 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship as a highly talented Brazilian team avenged their defeat to favourites Italy in last year’s final.
With the ladies doubles tie going to the second seeds and the men’s doubles swinging the way of Italy, Brazil ultimately triumphed in the deciding mixed rubber to knock Italy off its perch as the world’s No. 1 beach tennis nation.
Of those nations making their debuts in the competition, Japan and Spain faired best emerging with highly respectable finishes of 6th and 8th respectively.
Third place: Russia
5th: San Marino
20th: Great Britain
Click here to follow the draw, latest results, order of play and team nominations as they happen.
The Team Championship returns to Moscow for a second year as part of a three-year agreement with the Russian Tennis Federation
ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “We were delighted with the success of the inaugural world team championship following the rapid growth of the Beach Tennis Tour. The ITF is proud of its family of international team competitions, and hope that this championship will attract even more nations to the sport.”
Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev said: “We are very excited to be hosting the ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championships for their first three years and look forward to welcoming even more nations this year to our National Tennis Centre in Moscow. Beach tennis has fast become a very popular sport both in Russia and internationally.”
Entered Nations - 20
Austria | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Cyprus | Estonia* | France | Germany | Great Britain* | Hungary | Italy | Japan* | Lithuania* | Portugal | Russia | San Marino | Spain* | Switzerland* | Ukraine | Venezuela
* competing for the first time
Argentina | Aruba
Check here for player nominations!
About the event
The Beach Tennis World Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other as a team. Each team is comprised of two men and two women, with ties consisting of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and a mixed doubles match.