The Title race hit a new level of intensity as the World No. 1 cruised to the Quarters after a strong showing in Round Three. The Australian charger took down Keely Andrew and Silvana Lima, who both arrived in Portugal after career best performances at the Swatch Pro at Trestles. Despite their newfound confidence boost, neither could get past the form surfer.
With World No.2 Courtney Conlogue , World No.3 Tyler Wright and World No.4 Stephanie Gilmore all eliminated in the early death rounds, Sally Fitzgibbons has the potential to make significant headway in Cascais, putting the World Title well within reach for the three-time runner-up.