Alix Klineman & April Ross are a beach volleyball duo. Ross is the 2nd American woman to qualify for the Olympics with 3 different partners. Ross won silver at the 2012 & 2016 Olympics. This duo won the 1st international beach volleyball event since 2019 furthering the argument that they are the Olympic favorites. In the Doha final this American duo swept the world champions Melissa Humana Paredes and Sarah Pavan (the only ones ranked above them) of Canada 22-20, 21-18 running their win streak to 18 matches since returning to competition during the coronavirus pandemic and winning all 3 head to heads in the biggest even 2109 World Championship final. Klineman dropped one set in 6 matches in the final. Klineman passed up money and transitioned from indoor to beach for a shot at a gold medal.