Fuzhou, China, April 26, 2015 – Jamie Lyn Broder/Kristina Valjas from Canada beat US veterans Kerri Walsh/April Ross in a tough semifinal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Fuzhou Open 2015.
To reach the final, Broder/Valjas had the unenviable task of beating Walsh/Ross. The match was impossible to predict from start to finish, but the Canadians spirited performance won the day 2-1 (28-26, 14-21, 15-13).
“It was a battle. That first set bonus points and going as deep as it did, it really took a lot of focus and a lot of fitness as well. It was just keep working for each rally. They are such a strong team that if you give them an easy ball, they are going to come back firing. So we had to make sure we kept executing every touch that we had the opportunity to for the win,” said Broder.