Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs win at the AVP Crocs Slam Hermosa Beach Open to continued their stellar season. This win is number 7 in nine events. Branagh and Youngs defeated reigning world champions April Ross and Jen Kessy 19-21, 23-21 and 15-11.
Kerri Walsh, originally uploaded by jamie nyc.
Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh in Hermosa Beach, California
Kerri Walsh plans to return to the AVP at the AVP Crocs Slam Hermosa Beach Open after being absent from the first nine events of the 2009 AVP Crocs Tour season because of the birth of her first son, Joseph Michael Jennings, with husband and AVP player Casey Jennings.
Walsh will be playing with Rachel Wacholder, who will also make her return to AVP Crocs Tour in Hermosa Beach after the birth of her son, Koa Daniel Scott, with husband and AVP player Sean Scott as Misty May-Treanor rehabilitates from an injury.