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2016-09-15 02:58:00 CEST

Stars celebrate beginning of #TorontoFinals

The best of the beach boys and girls post their reaction on social media

Isabelle and Anouk got off to a winning start at the #TorontoFinals. Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler.Isabelle and Anouk got off to a winning start at the #TorontoFinals. Photocredit: Martin Steinthaler.

The first full day of competition at the Swatch World Tour Finals on the shores of the iconic Lake Ontario was full of excitement as Olympic champions and home heroes battled it out and wowed the crowds on Center Court.

As with any tournament there are winners and losers in equal measure but through the delight and disappointment our athletes still took the time to revel in the fact they’ve reached the end-of-season epic that is the #TorontoFinals!

And our hashtag was popping up all over the place on social media as players and fans alike posted their thoughts to Twitter and Instagram.

Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy have come a long way for this tournament but Lou was still taking the positives despite their defeat today.

No W today but great to be back on the court! #TorontoFinals continue tomorrow #onwardsandupwards 😊👍💪@swatchmajorseries

See this Instagram photo by @loubawden * 98 likes

On the other side of the coin, Tri Bourne and John Hyden fought back from a set down to record a stunning result over Brazilians Pedro Solberg/Evandro… 

Took down our first match vs the Brazilians. Had to fight off a bunch of these big jump serves from Evandro. Canadians tomorrow... @swatchmajorseries #torontofinals @mizunovolley #mizuno @konared #aimsportsmedicine @officialmauijim #mauijims

See this Instagram photo by @tribourne * 350 likes

Alison/Bruno were in awesome form as the Olympic gold medalists beat Ranghieri/Carambula…

Boa estreia aqui em Toronto. Vencemos Ranghieri / Carambula (Itália) por 2 a 0 no primeiro jogo do World Tour Finals. Amanhã é folga e na 6a feira enfrentamos Virgen / Ontiveros (México) @redbullbr @fivbvolleyball @underarmourbrasil @oakleybr @embratel @bbnosesportes @visa_br @furnasesportes

See this Instagram photo by @alison_brunoschmidt * 873 likes

…but earlier in the day Bruno took on Adrian and went head-to-head in a different sport…on the table tennis table.

@_bruno_schmidt_ If our vball match goes like it did on the 🏓 table I like our chances 😁 Italy vs Brasil at 16:30 local time. Let's go! #MrSkyball #beYOUtobeGOOD #beachvolleyball #torontofinals @swatchmajorseries

See this Instagram photo by @adrian_carambula * 1,472 likes

There was no game for Spaniards Liliana/Elsa – they kick off their games tomorrow, which they are excited about.

Hello everybody!!! Tomorrow we start playing @swatchmajorseries in the #Torontofinals!!!! Check out their website to watch the matches! We will play 🇨🇦 at 12:30 and 🇧🇷 at 16:30 (Ontario time😋) www.swatchmajorseries.com #liliyelsa #ucam #gruposuardiaz #suardiaz #underarmour @underarmournl_ @ucam_universidad @adidassporteyewear @ktsport #ktsport

See this Instagram photo by @voley_playa_lili_elsa * 246 likes

And finally, the caption to this tweet from Olympic champ Laura Ludwig says it all…life is good!

LauraLudwig on Twitter

Life is good😀 #torontofinals

Stay tuned for more social insights from the stars as the #TorontoFinals progresses and click here to catch-up on what they said before the event started!

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