Sally Fitzgibbons joins Kelly Slater as victims of WSL mid-season cut

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  • Australian former No 1 misses WSL cut for second straight year
  • Eight-time champion Stephanie Gilmore claims top-10 slot

Australian stalwart Sally Fitzgibbons has missed the World Surf League’s mid-season cut for a second straight year after bowing out to white-hot American Caroline Marks in the quarter-finals of the Margaret River Pro.

The 32-year Fitzgibbons would have guaranteed herself a spot in the top 10 had she advanced to the semi-finals at Margaret River. The former world No 1 made a great start on Sunday, edging out young American Caitlin Simmers in the round of 16. But Marks proved a bridge too far in the quarters, with the 21-year-old goofy-footer claiming a dominant 16.50 to 9.96 victory.

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Written by Australian Associated Press
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