WATCH LIVE: USA’s Fendrick, Sweat take aim at No.1 duo in women’s beach

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The old saying goes, “To be the best, you have the beat the best”.

In the case of Team USA’s Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick, it might be more dire than that.

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USA’s second pairing lost its first match in women’s beach volleyball’s Pool A and now needs to find a way past World No. 1 duo Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes if it wants to head into its finale in decent shape.

After Tuesday’s match, Fendrick and Sweat will face Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova on Thursday.