Photo: Maximilian HammGiorgia Gadoni and Camilla Ponti (ITA)
CERVIA, ITALY: The day that so many have been waiting for, yet even fewer get to take part in has already started with the women's and men's doubles third place play-off.
The stands are filling up for the finals that will take place in the afternoon, in what is another glorious and sunny day at the Bagno Delfino in Cervia. They are already being treated to a high level of beach tennis as men and women are fighting for third place this morning.
Everyone's thoughts however are firmly on the finals, we asked Paolo Caponigri, the tournament organiser, who he viewed as favourite, "I don't have a favourite," he replied, "I just hope that the fans enjoy watching the best beach tennis players in the world compete for this prestigious title. It's fantastic to see so many people coming from all over to watch these Championships, it's the most important thing for me as a tournament organiser and hopefully we can fill the 2,000 capacity stands this afternoon with what promises to be a great day for international beach tennis."
We will have an update online as soon as the finals and the prize giving ceremony are over. However you can check the results of the third place playoffs results by clicking here and you can follow the action on our Facebook and Twitter pages.