Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Walsh Jennings still believes in new partnership despite early exit at Long Beach

Walsh Jennings still believes in new partnership despite early exit at Long Beach

As a three-time Olympic gold medalist, it’s safe to say that Kerri Walsh Jennings isn’t used to losing.

But for her and new teammate Nicole Branagh, 2017 has been a year filled with frustration and disappointment. The duo, who started playing together less than two months ago, lost their first three matches of the year, and have advanced to the round of 16 just once so far this season, at last week’s tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland.

This week’s World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach was another disappointment.

Walsh Jennings, one of the biggest stars and most successful players in beach volleyball history, expected to win at least a few matches in the...

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