The GrandSlam Standard Wuhan produced quite a few surprises in last year’s edition. Even though the same six couples as usual danced in the final round, the outcome left quite a few experts wondering. Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU, ended up in sixth place against all prognosis and after five consecutive podium finishes. Usually finishing higher in the standing than their fellow countrymen Vaidotas Lacitis - Veronika Golodneva, this time they were narrowly defeated. Another surprise involved Italians Francesco Galuppo and Debora Pacini, who recorded their best GrandSlam result of their career by taking third.