Walsh Jennings and Ross fight hard to maintain winning run

Rio de Janeiro, August 10, 2016 – USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross made it three wins from three at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games with a 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 15-12) win over Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre at Copacabana Beach Arena on Wednesday. 

April Ross, United States
“I felt the crowd really stuck with me and so I wanted to run around and say ‘thanks’.

“They definitely picked up their game and seemed that they made some tactical changes and put up a really good block and played a really good defence.”

Kerri Walsh Jennings, United States
“It was a hard-fought match, so we deserved a victory lap. 

“Those girls are so good and at this competition for a reason. We expect to dominate them but are prepared to battle and today we battled. 

“I don’t keep track of that (Olympic sets lost – two in four Olympic Games). Our goal is to win seven matches in a row in Rio. If we have to go to three to do that I don’t care, I just want to win.

“Those are great girls and they fight so hard, both girls make the most of what they have and you don’t want to see anyone hurt. I had no doubt she (Isabelle Forrer) would come back out. It is a hazard of the job and we both feel for her.”

Anouk Verge-Depre, Switzerland
“She fell down to take a line shot and I think she felt a little dizzy and saw some stars. She went to see the medical staff and I hope she gets well soon.

“Frustrating, but I’m really happy as it is only the second set she (Walsh-Jennings) lost in the Olympics and we played well. We kept our rhythm and focus we will see tomorrow who we will play and what rank we will be in the pool.”


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