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Moore's Form Looks Promising in France

The relative slump that Carissa Moore has been slogging through this year may finally be behind her. At the Cascais Women's Pro last week, she finished runner-up -- her best result of the year. And today, the first of the Roxy Pro France, she put any doubts about her competitive mojo to bed with a razor-thin loss in Round One, and an all-out assault in Round Two.

Moore's Competitive Mojo Is Back
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On the heels of a resurgent performance in Cascais, the three-time World Champ simply smashed her Round Two heat at the Roxy Pro.

There, in her do-or-die battle against Pauline Ado, Moore paddled out to win, without a margin of error. After a narrow loss to Stephanie Gilmore earlier in the day, she took no chances with this second chance. First, she opened with a 9.00, putting on the kind of commanding performance that has helped her win three World Titles. After a throwaway wave, she went on to raise the bar, with a 9.17.

Unfortunately for Ado, there was simply no matching Moore's fire. No matter what happens next in the Roxy Pro, she reminded everyone of what she is capable.

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