Following a tight first set American Olympic FIVB Heroes April Ross and Jennifer Kessy shut it down in the second leaving no chance for Czechs Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova to come back winning 2-0 (25-23,21-18). They will face Brazilian pair Olympic FIVB Heroes Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca in the semi final, who needed 50 minutes to beat fellow Olympic FIVB Heroes Germans Sara Goller and Lara Ludwig 2-0 (21-10, 21-19). The German team said a tearful goodbye to the Games, as did Italians Marta Menegatti and Greta Cicolari. The favourites for the title, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor defeated the Italian FIVB Heroines 2-0 (21-13, 21-13). The Olympic champions from previous years will fight for final against the Chinese FIVB Heroines Chen Xue and Xi Zhang who easily defeated the Austrian Schwaiger sisters 2-0 (21-18, 21-11).
The semi-finals take place on Tuesday. Who will reach the final? Stay tuned to FIVBheroes.com to find out which Heroines get to do battle!