Apr 28, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT
Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings won her record 47th career FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament title Sunday, capturing the season opener in Fuzhou, China, with partner April Ross.
Walsh Jennings, 35, and the Olympic silver medalist Ross swept Brazilians Juliana and Maria 21-11, 21-18 in 33 minutes in the Fuzhou Open final. Walsh Jennings, who won three Olympic golds with the now retired Misty May-Treanor, broke a tie with Brazilian Larissa for the most career titles.
Two men have more titles than Walsh Jennings — Brazilians Emanuel (76) and Ricardo (55).
Walsh Jennings and Ross were foes in the London Olympic final, but both of their 2012 partners have since retired. They teamed up last summer, after the World Championships.
“April and I are a new team,” Walsh Jennings said. “We have to improve a lot. We are excited to improve. This tour is going to make us so strong because everyone is great. We’re looking forward to the challenge and we want to win gold in Rio.”
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