Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won easily in a women's quarter final in the beach volleyball tournament on Sunday to advance.
The American defending champions edged out Ana Paula Connelly and Larissa Franca of Brazil in straight sets 21-18, 21-15.
The defending champions remained unbeaten at the Beijing Olympics.They have been continuing their winning streak in world-class tournaments in the past years.
The Brazilian team was newly-formed. Ana, 36, replaced Juliana Felisberta for the Beijing Games as Juliana is suffering from sharp pains on her right knee and decided days before the Olympics opened not to play.
(Xinhua News Agency August 17, 2008)