May-Treanor, Walsh get 500th beach volleyball victory


PHUKET, Thailand -- Olympic champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh became the second women's team to reach 500 career beach volleyball wins.

"The 500 mark is special because it means your partnership is strong," Walsh said. "Misty is such a special player and we are both fortunate that we have had a lot of success together."

The two are playing in the Phuket Thailand Open Main Draw at Karon Beach. They beat Yupa Puklongploy and Usa Tenpaksee of Thailand 21-13, 21-14 on Thursday in the first round to reach the milestone.

May-Treanor and Walsh are 501-44 together. They teamed in 2001 after both players competed in the Sydney Olympics in different disciplines.