Walsh notches her record 47th win on FIVB tour

Kerri Walsh, left, and April Ross celebrate winning the women's final of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open.

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Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh won her record 47th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title Sunday, teaming with April Ross to beat Brazil's Juliana Felisberta Silva and Maria Antonelli 21-11, 21-18 in the Fuzhou Open final.

Walsh broke a tie with Brazil's Larissa Franca for the record. The American teamed with Ross in September after longtime partner Misty May-Treanor retired following the London Olympics.

"April and I are a new team," the 35-year-old Walsh said. "We have to improve a lot. We are excited to improve. This tour is going to make us so strong because everyone is great." 

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