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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Walsh Jennings, Ross in final

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Top-seeded Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won two matches Saturday to advance to the final Sunday in the World Series of Beach Volleyball.

Walsh Jennings and Ross beat eighth-seeded Marleen Van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink of the Netherlands 21-16, 21-16, and topped 14th-seeded Dominika Nestarcova and Natalia Dubovcova of Slovakia 21-14, 21-16.

"The crowd was awesome," Walsh Jennings said. "It was like heaven out there. The crowd appreciates the hustle and how hard it is to go through a rally and that makes you work harder."