The GrandSlam Latin legs in Helsinki, Finland, and in Wuhan, China, went to Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus of Moldova with the Russians Armen Tsaturyan and Svetlana Gudyno as the runners-up on both occasions. It looked as if the dominators in Latin would continue their winning streak, and remain undefeated for another year. That's when the upset came - suddenly and unexpectedly: Armen and Svetlana claimed the title at the European Championship in Cambrils, Spain. Just six weeks later in Faenza, Italy, the Moldovans were living up to Gabriele's life motto of "Born to win!" once more as they were able to take their revenge and defeat the Russians in an international open. With virtually all top Latin couples present here in Hong Kong, we can look forward to lots of exceptional dancing, and the continued rivalry between the Moldovan and Russian teams.