LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Misty May-Treanor of the United States and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrate during the Women's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between United States and Netherlands on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 (credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
The quarterfinal of the London Olympics women's beach volleyball tournament unfolds at the Horse Guards Parade today.
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There were no upsets in the Round-of-16 as the top four teams are still in contention for a gold medal. The top-ranked Brazilian pair of Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca will face Germans Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig while second seeds Chen Xue and Zhang Xi of China battle Austrians Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger.
Two-time defending champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States will next face Italians Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti.
London Olympics Women's Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal Fixtures
18:00 BST Xue – Zhang (CHN) v Schwaiger – Schwaiger (AUT)
19:00 BST May-Treanor – Walsh (USA) v Cicolari – Menegatti (ITA)
22:00 BST Kolocova – Slukova (CZE) v Kessy – Ross (USA)
23:00 BST Juliana – Larissa (BRA) v Goller – Ludwig (GER)