Walsh-Jennings/Ross Fall In Semifinals
The streak is over for Kerry Walsh-Jennings.
Playing in her fourth Olympics, Walsh-Jennings lost a match for the first time at the Olympics as she and teammate April Ross were beaten by the second seeded Brazilian team of Agetha and Barbara, 22-20, 21-18.
They'll face the German team of Laura Ludwig and Kira Wallkenhorst, who stunned the top-seeded Brazilian team of Talita and Larissa in straight sets, 21-18, 21-12.
The Americans, seeded third, struggled to return serve in the first set, as Brazil notched four aces in taking a 22-20 win.
It was a mixed bag for the US Tuesday at the Olympics in Rio.
The American women got their first-ever medal in the 1500 meters, as Jenny Simpson took the bronze behind Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya who won the gold.
Conversely, the US men failed to medal in the 110 meter hurdles for the first time ever as Devon Allen finished 5th, just 0:07 off the medal stand.
The US Women's Volleyball team had no problems in their quarterfinal match with Japan, winning in straight sets.
The US Women's Basketball team led by only ten points at halftime, but then coasted to a 110-64 win over Japan to advance to the semifinals. Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi each scored 19 points as the US placed seven in double figures.
The Americans went 1-2 in the triple jump as Christian Taylor took the gold medal, while teammate Will Claye won the silver.
Danell Leyva of the US won a pair of silver medals in gymnastics, taking second in the high bar and the parallel bars.
And, there was a stunner in women's soccer as Sweden knocked out heavily favored Brazil, winning on penalty kicks after a scoreless match. They'll face Germany, a 2-0 winner over Canada, for the gold medal