The best women's team on tour right now -- and possibly ever -- May-Treanor, 5-foot-9, left, and Walsh, 6-3, have combined to win 46 AVP titles. Their 89-match winning streak in both national and international play in 2003-04 is a beach volleyball record. They have won eight of nine events this summer.
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Wacholder, 32, is part of the second-ranked tandem on tour, teaming with first-time partner Tyra Turner. They have finished second three times this summer.
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Turner, 6-1, is in her fifth season on tour and has three second-place finishes. Turner, 30, is married to current AVP player Chad Turner.
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The 2005 Rookie of the Year, Branagh, 28, is currently teamed with Elaine Youngs. The duo is the only women's team besides May-Treanor/Walsh to win a title this season.
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McPeak, 38, is a beach legend. Competing on the sand since 1987, McPeak, 5-7, has 72 career victories, the most ever until May-Treanor and Walsh passed her in May. McPeak has won more than $1.5 million in career prize money, a women's record.
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''EY'', as Youngs is known on tour, is a veteran, winning 25 times since the AVP re-introduced the women's game in '99. Youngs, 37, also teamed with Holly McPeak to win a bronze medal at Athens in 2004, becoming the first U.S. women to win an Olympic medal in beach volleyball.
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At 5-6, Fontana may be the most accomplished short player in the beach game. She has two AVP titles to her credit, the last coming in 2001. Fontana, 41, is also one of a handful of mothers on tour.
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Jennifer Boss and April Ross
A new tandem in 2007, Boss, 29, left, and Ross, 25, are currently the fifth-ranked team on tour. Boss, 6-0, has eight second-place finishes to her credit, while Ross, 6-1, is the reigning AVP Rookie of the Year.
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Michelle More and Tyra Turner
More (blocking), 26, is a tour up-and-comer, finishing fifth two times during her four-year career. She has played every event with Suzanne Stonebarger, a college teammate at Nevada.
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One-half of the tandem that ended May-Treanor/Walsh's 89-match winning streak in 2004, Davis, 33, also has four AVP titles to her credit. Her long-time partner is Jenny Johnson Jordan.
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Tom, 26, is an accomplished indoor player in her second year on the sand. She was a four-year first-team All-America at Stanford and two-time NCAA Player of the Year. She is currently teaming with McPeak and they reached their first final in May at Louisville.
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One half of the Lindquist Sisters, Tracy, 5-6, teams with older sis Katie, 5-6, to form the shortest tandem on tour. With three fifth-place finishes to their credit, the Lindquists currently rank 13th in points.
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Heather Lowe and Ashley Ivy
This first-year tandem is currently ranked 11th in points. Lowe, 32, left, has a fifth-place finish to her credit.
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