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Kerri Walsh-Jennings’ quest for a fourth straight gold medal continued apace on Monday as she and partner April Ross dominated China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue 21-16, 21-9, to propel the pair atop Group C.

These ladies CRUSHED it tonight! #🏐 #🇺🇸

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Next up for the American duo is a Wednesday match versus Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre.


The Americans — and the ultra-competitive Walsh-Jennings, in particular — are excited by the prospect of facing the powerful Brazilian team on their home sand on Copacabana Beach.

“The world is so good at beach volleyball. To play Brazil in Brazil is going to be super hype and super crazy, but that's exactly what we like.”

— Kerri Walsh-Jennings, on playing Brazil in Rio

From all appearances, the fans too are anticipating the potential gold-medal matchup…