SEIGNOSSE, France (Monday, Sept. 4, 2006) –Rookies Silvana Lima (BRA) and Jessi-Miley Dyer (AUS) as well as reigning world champion Chelsea Georgeson (AUS) will make their second semifinal appearances in two events at the Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle today.
Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS), who was absent from her first semifinal of eight ASP Women’s World Tour events last week, will round out the foursome at Les Bourdaines today.
Layne Beachley was in her position at last week’s Brazil event, but was ousted by Miley-Dyer in yesterday’s quarterfinal round – revenge for the rookie after being beaten by Beachley in the Brazilian final.
Georgeson is defending champion of this event, Lima has earned the events only nine-point rides and Redman-Carr will regain the ASP Women’s World Tour ratings lead regardless of today’s outcome.
Semifinal Heats: (1st advances to the Final; 2nd finishes equal 3rd and earns US$4,250)
Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS)
Heat 2: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Chelsea Georgeson (AUS)