Recent Performance Sports News
She may have not conquered her first final of the year, but Sam Stosur is definitely in form. Oakley’s World Top 10 ranked Aussie bashed through rival after rival at the WTA Rome International Masters in Italy, eventually falling to Maria Sharapova in the Finals after suffering through some stomach issues the night before the headline match. But make no mistake, up to that point, Sammy displayed just why she’s one of the best on the Planet.
The Brazilian Bombers just keep on bombing. Oakley’s star Beach Volleyball duo of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca topped Chinese defending Sanya Open champions (and fellow Oakley athletes) Xue Chen/Zhang Xi 2-1 (19-21, 22-20 and 17-15) on Sunday morning in a national televised gold medal match. The grand victory over the ‘home team’ tallied back-to-back titles for the Brazilians on the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour. On the heels of a killer win at the Brasilia Open last week, Juliana/Larissa were crowned in the Chinese resort city for the first time and only the second time on Chinese soil – the last coming at the Shanghai Open in 2005.
It might as well have been Ironman New Zealand. Oakley’s Jo Lawn, a seven-time NZ winner, waxed the women’s field at the Port Macquarie Half Ironman, finishing 22 minutes ahead of runner-up contender Madeleine Oldfield.