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2016-06-10 12:02:00 CEST

No I in team for American stars

Teamwork key for Kerri and April

Kerri and April are super-focused at smart Major Hamburg. Photocredit: Daniel GrundKerri and April are super-focused at smart Major Hamburg. Photocredit: Daniel Grund

There’s no ‘I’ in the word team and in beach volleyball teamwork plays such a great role…just ask Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross!

There’s been no stopping the Americans in recent weeks as they continue to cram their suitcases jam-packed with medals (mostly gold) as they rock around the World Tour at each tournament.

And although the Americans had to battle to get past Canadians Jamie Lynn Broder and Kristina Valjas, they were in no doubt how important their partnership is on the court as they set-up a last 16 match-up at the smart Major Hamburg against another team from Canada: Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley at 2pm.

“At the moment we’re playing a lot of really, really good stuff but on this tour there’s a lot at stake and that means a lot of emotion,” Kerri told us after their win. “That makes this competition really interesting and teamwork gets you through it – it’s huge.”

April agreed.

She said: “Maybe this is a tournament where we have to battle and scrape but sticking together through it all helps a ton –we don’t expect it to be easy.”

It’s a Major for a reason and Kerri knows playing the best will make them even better.

“I feel if we make a mistake it’s a fluke because we pride ourselves on not making too many mistakes,” added Kerri. “But that’s going to happen because these girls are so damn good. But that support, even when things are tough is so important.”