Rio de Janeiro, August 10, 2016 - 2015 World Champions, Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas of Brazil clash with Spain's Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez in a battle of unbeatens in pool B. Both teams have already advanced into the elimination stage.
Head to Head
Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas have won four of the five meetings on the FIVB World Tour, but the Spaniards won the only meeting in 2016.
• Baquerizo/Fernandez won 21-17 and 21-18 in 34 minutes, Porec Major, Pool Play, 06/30/2016
• Bednarczuk/Seixas won 21-18 and 21-17 in 27 minutes, SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Pool Play, 09/29/2015
• Bednarczuk/Seixas won 21-19 and 21-16 in 39 minutes, ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, Semi-finals, 07/26/2014
• Bednarczuk/Seixas won 19-21, 21-18, and 20-18 in 63 minutes, The Hague Grand Slam, Round of 16, 07/18/2014
• Bednarczuk/Seixas won 21-19 and 21-13 in 35 minutes, Shanghai Grand Slam, Pool Play, 05/02/2014
Historically the #2 seed has won all three matches against the #11 seed in the Olympic Games.
• Chen Xue/Xi Zhang (2), China def. Simone Kuhn/Nadine Zumkehr (11), Switzerland, 21-18, 16-21, 15-8 in 54 minutes, Pool Play, London (2012).
• Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh Jennings (2), United States def. Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen (11), Norway, 21-12, 21-15 in 37 minutes, Pool Play, Beijing (2008).
• Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar (2), Brazil def. Tamara Larrea Peraza/Dalixia Fernandez Grasset (11), Cuba, 21-14, 21-19 in 45 minutes, Pool Play, Athens (2004).
Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas, Brazil, Seed #2, Pool B, 2-0, 4.000 Set Ratio, 1.2597 Point Ratio, Qualified as 2015 World Championship Gold Medalists
• Agatha and Barbara began playing together for the 2012 season but played with different partners in 2013. They are playing in their 41st FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together (ranks 73rd), four gold medals, and $699,200 career winnings (ranks 14th).
• Agatha: June 22, 1983 (33y1m15d), 182 cm (6'0"), 70 kg (155 lbs.), Hometown Curitiba, 96th FIVB World Tour event (ranks 65th), four gold medals, $472,300 career winnings (ranks 26th)
• Barbara: August 3, 1987 (29y0m3d), 178 cm (5'10"), 67 kg (149 lbs.), Hometown Rio de Janeiro, 55th FIVB World Tour event, four gold medals, $413,500 career winnings (ranks 35th)
• Agatha has played in 19 FIVB World Tour final fours with four gold, seven silver, six bronze medals and two 4th place finishes.
• Barbara has played in 17 FIVB World Tour final fours with four gold, six silver and seven bronze medals.
• Agatha and Barbara have played in nine Final Fours in 2015-2016 (Gold Prague Open 2015, Silver Stavanger Major 2015, Gold St. Petersburg Grand Slam 2015, Gold World Championships 2015, Silver Yokohama Grand Slam 2015, Silver Rio de Janeiro Open 2015, Bronze World Tour Finals 2015, Bronze Maceió Open 2016, Silver Hamburg Major 2016).
• Agatha and Barbara won the gold medal in the FIVB World Championships in 2015 (The Hague).
• Agatha finished 17th in the FIVB World Championships with Sandra Pires in 2005 (Berlin) and 17th with Maria Antonelli in 2013 (Stare Jablonki).
• Barbara won the bronze medal in the FIVB World Championships with Liliane Maestrini in 2013 (Stare Jablonki).
• Agatha and Barbara are currently ranked 20th in FIVB World Tour points in 2016 with 2,800 points and 12th in winnings with $97,000.
• Agatha and Barbara have a career 163-53 (75.5%) match record in FIVB World Tour Events and a 89-21 (80.9%) record in 2015-16.
• Barbara won silver medals at the U18 World Championships with Carolina Salgado in 2003 (Pattaya, Thailand) and 2004 (Termoli, Italy).
• Barbara won gold medals at the U19 World Championships with Carolina Aragao in 2005 (Saint Quay Portrieux, France) and 2006 (Myslowice, Poland).
• Barbara won the gold medal at the U21 World Championships with Liliane Maestrini in 2007 (Modena, Italy).
• Barbara was named the FIVB World Tour Top Rookie in 2012.
• Defeated Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic (23), 19-21, 21-17, 15-11 in 57 minutes.
• Defeated Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug, Argentina (14), 21-11 and 21-17 in 37 minutes.
Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez, Spain, Seed #11, Pool B, 2-0, MAX Set Ratio, 1.3125 Point Ratio, Qualified 10th with 4,830 Points in the 2015-16 Olympic qualification period
• Elsa: June 25, 1987 (29y1m12d), 181 cm (5'11"), 68 kg (151 lbs.), Hometown New York, 97th FIVB World Tour event (ranks 61st), $373,925 career winnings (ranks 41st)
• Liliana: January 4, 1987 (29y7m2d), 178 cm (5'10"), 74 kg (164 lbs.), Hometown Alicante, 98th FIVB World Tour event (ranks 57th), $374,925 career winnings (ranks 39th)
• Elsa and Liliana have been playing together since 2008. They are playing in their 97th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament together (ranks 9th), $747,850 career winnings (ranks 11th). They have played more FIVB World Tour events together than any other women's team competing in the Rio Olympics.
• Elsa has played in nine FIVB World Tour final fours with four silver medals, two bronze medals and three 4th place finishes.
• Liliana has played in nine FIVB World Tour final fours with four silver medals, two bronze medals and three 4th place finishes.
• Elsa and Liliana have played in two Final Fours in 2015-2016 (Silver Sochi Open 2016, Bronze Cincinnati Open 2016).
• Elsa and Liliana finished 9th in the Olympic Games in 2012 (London).
• Elsa and Liliana finished 9th in the FIVB World Championships in 2011 (Rome), 9th in 2013 (Stare Jablonki), and 9th in 2015 (The Hague).
• Elsa and Liliana are currently ranked 10th in FIVB World Tour points in 2016 with 3,950 points and 8th in winnings with $102,000.
• Elsa and Liliana have a career 236-185 (56.1%) match record in FIVB World Tour Events and a 65-50 (56.5%) record in 2015-16.
• Elsa and Liliana won the bronze medal at the European (CEV) Continental Championship in 2012 (The Hague, Netherlands) and the silver medal in 2013 (Klagenfurt, Austria).
• Elsa and Liliana won one other silver medal and one bronze medal on the CEV Continental Tour from 2012-2014.
• Defeated Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug, Argentina (14), 21-11 and 21-19 in 40 minutes
• Defeated Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic (23), 21-15 and 21-19 in 41 minutes.