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Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb has earned the second CT event win of her career after besting seven-time Australian WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore in the Final. The 25-year old posted an excellent 16.23 two-wave score (out of a possible 20) to Gilmore’s 15.00 for the win at Main Break in Margaret River. 

Tatiana Weston-Webb © Dunbar

“I can’t explain how incredible this feels,” Weston-Webb said. “Steph is one of the best surfers of all time and was always someone I looked up to so much, so it was incredible to come up against her in a Final. You don’t often get to surf against a seven-time WSL Champion so this feels amazing. I’m just thankful I took a win after a second-place finish at the last event.” 

Stephanie Gilmore © Dunbar

En route to her Final victory, Tatiana Weston-Webb eliminated local hero Bronte Macaulay (AUS) in the Semifinals. 

“I want to say that this win is for the Macaulay family,” continued Weston-Webb. “I came up against Bronte earlier today and seeing her show up for her heat was so brave. I can’t imagine what she has been going through. They are an amazing family with so much love and are such a big part of surfing here in the West and my condolences are with them.”

Following today’s win, Tatiana Weston-Webb has secured the best start to a CT season and now jumps to World No. 2 on the leaderboard. With the new Rip Curl WSL Finals format, Tatiana Weston-Webb has put herself in a strong position to lock herself into the Final 5 for a chance to win the 2021 World Title. 

Tatiana Weston-Webb & Stephanie Gilmore © Miers

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