Brazil ends Kerri Walsh Jennings' gold-medal run in straight sets in semis
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- If Kerri Walsh Jennings winds up with a fourth medal in Olympic beach volleyball, it will be bronze -- not gold, like the other three she earned in what had been an unblemished record at the Summer Games. Walsh Jennings and her partner, April Ross, were relegated to the third-place game by Brazil's reigning world champions, who beat the Americans in straight sets on Tuesday night to advance to a gold-medal matchup with Germany. "We could squash that team, and I say that with all the respect in the world," Walsh Jennings said. "But they outplayed us in every way." Agatha and Barbara rode a boisterous crowd at the Copacabana venue to a 22-20, 21-18 victory, keeping alive the host nation's chances for a gold medal after its top-seeded team lost to Germany earlier in the day. It was the first match loss in Walsh Jennings' Olympic beach volleyball career, in which she had claimed gold medals in Athens, Beijing and London with partner...
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