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Kerri Walsh Jennings suffers first ever Olympic loss as Brazil knocks out U.S.

<p>USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings (2L) and USA's April Ross react after losing the women's beach volleyball semi-final match between USA and Brazil at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016, as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / Leon NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)<br> </p>

USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings (2L) and USA's April Ross react after losing the women's beach volleyball semi-final match between USA and Brazil at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016, as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / Leon NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO -- €” Brazil beat the Americans in the women's beach volleyball semifinals and ended the gold medal run of three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Agatha and Barbara won 22-20, 21-18 to earn a matchup in the final against Germany. The best Walsh Jennings and her partner, April Ross, can do is a bronze medal when they play Brazil's other women's team on Wednesday.

Walsh Jennings had won three gold medals with Misty May-Treanor and had never lost an Olympic match. In fact, she had only lost two sets in her Olympic career before falling in straight sets at the Copacabana venue.

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Agatha and Barbara are the defending world champions, but they were the second-seeded team in the tournament to fellow Brazilians Talita and Larissa. The No. 1 team, a pair of three-time Olympians, lost to Germany earlier Tuesday.