Rio de Janeiro, August 6, 2016 – China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue began their Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games campaign by beating Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre 2-1 (24-22, 18-21, 15-12) at the Copacabana Beach Arena on Saturday.
Here’s what they said after the match….
Fan Wang, China
“They were really tough and they pushed us very hard and forced us to be our best.”
“We focused on our breathing to ensure that we didn’t become took anxious over the day and stayed relaxed.”
Anouk Verge-Depre, Switzerland
“The light is artificial and that changes our reactions and the fast receptions and the perception of the ball is different. But I think we got into the game and it was an equal game and at the end they managed to put away the long rallies.”