NBA stars came out to cheer for her. The crowd at the Copacabana beach volleyball venue sang "Happy Birthday."
And Kerri Walsh Jennings earned a spot in the Olympic semifinals.
All in all, a pretty good first 40 minutes as a 38-year-old.
"It's a unique experience, and I loved it," the three-time gold medalist said after she and April Ross beat Australia 21-14, 21-16 to move two wins from her fourth Olympic title.
The Americans will play Brazil's Agatha and Barbara — the defending world champions — on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the gold medal match. The other women's semifinal match will feature Germany and the...