Larson’s experience and leadership helped USA turn the game around to win the final in five sets and take home a winners’ cheque worth $1million.
“I can’t believe it,” said a jubilant Larson, 32. “It’s an awesome feeling to come back from 2-0 as we fought really hard.
“We are definitely excited. We played an exciting match and we had a great finish. It’s been a long tournament and it wasn’t easy for us. Brazil are a great team and they deserve all the respect.”
Larson the difference-maker
“I am really proud of our team,” said Larson, who has captained USA since May 2018. “I think we came out strong, but Brazil had a great first two sets. But I think we came out stronger in the end. I am really proud of our team for pulling it out together.”