And then there were eight...
Two-time defending gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh breezed into the quarterfinals with a win on Saturday that took just 30 minutes. Now is the seventh-seeded Italian team of Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti.
Well, May-Treanor and Walsh maintained their killer instincts and made sure they averted a similar fate.
The dynamic and dominant duo did just that as well. Taking both sets 21-13, the Americans move on to the semifinals.