Oh so close again for Tati as Defay wins Uluwatu

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France’s Johanne Defay (left) won the Uluwatu CT event Saturday in Bali, Indonesia. Defay topped Tatiana Weston-Webb in a thrilling final that came down to the closing moments. Weston-Webb remains in third for the season and has reached at least the semifinal round in four straight contests.

Beautiful waves and striking scenery set the stage for the Uluwatu contest, which concluded the event that had been canceled earlier this year at Margaret River. It was a very different environment and it produced two new event winners this year as Johanne Defay won the women’s event and rookie Willian Cardoso captured the men’s title Saturday in Bali, Indonesia.