Despite not being the top seeds in the tournament, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will have a shot to stand on top of the Olympic podium for the third consecutive time. Standing across the sandy court from them will be fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. It will be the first all-American women's final in Olympic history.
May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings advanced to their third-straight Olympic final be besting the No. 2 seeded Chinese team of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi. In a back-and-forth battle, the two-time Olympic champions won in straight sets, 22-20, 22-20.
Ross and Kessy followed up that performance by knocking off the top-seeded Brazilian pair of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca. The American duo battled back to win in a three set thriller 15-21, 21-19, 15-12, despite having to play through a driving rain.
The American women made up for the disappointing showing from their male counterparts. Both men's teams were upset early and finished out of the medals.
Wednesday's final will be the last time May-Treanor and Walsh take the court as a team and they will be looking to go out on top. The duo is the No. 3 seed in this tournament despite being undefeated in Olympic competition.
Meanwhile, Ross and Kessy were the No. 4 seed and had to go through the top team in the world to reach the finals.
It should be a heck of a match at Horse Guards Parade on Wednesday night.
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