-- American beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor left no doubt after teaming with Kerri Walsh Jennings for a third straight gold medal that this is it for her on the sand.

"This is my last match," she says. "Beach volleyball's not going to be my career anymore. ... It's time for me to be a wife. I want to be a mom and share time with my family. All of us as athletes sacrifice more on the family end than people realize. And it's getting back to that. My mind says it's time. My body says it's time. And it's the right time."


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  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings sets the ball during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor digs out a ball during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts after scoring a point during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • April Ross

    April Ross, rear, hugs teammate Jennifer Kessy during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Jennifer Kessysets

    United States' Jennifer Kessysets a ball during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Jennifer Kessy

    United States' Jennifer Kessy, front, and April Ross, back react during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, looks on as Misty May-Treanor, left, dives for a ball during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    United States' Misty May-Treanor dives for a ball during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Jennifer Kessy

    United States' Jennifer Kessy, left, looks on as April Ross, right, reaches for a ball during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, lsets a ball for Misty May-Treanor, left, during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • April Ross

    April Ross of the United States lunges for the ball in the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrate a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States competes against April Ross of the United States during the Women's Beach Volleyball on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrate a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States dives for the ball during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Jennifer Kessy

    Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Jennifer Kessy

    Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor of the United States hits the ball during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match against the United States on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • April Ross

    April Ross of the United States celebrates a point during the Women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor reacts after she and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor reacts after she and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • April Ross

    April Ross reacts near the end of a loss to Missy May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Jennifer Kessy

    United States' Jennifer Kessy, left, looks on as April Ross, right, reaches for a ball during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor

    Misty May-Treanor celebrates after she and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy during the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Jennifer Kessy, April Ross

    The United States' Jennifer Kessy, left, and April Ross celebrate with their Silver medals during the women's beach volleyball medal ceremonies at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Team USA

    United States' Misty May-Treanor, 2nd right, and Kerri Walsh Jennings,left, hug with Jennifer Kessy, 2nd left, and April Ross, right, also from Unitade States after their women's gold medal beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings kisses her gold medal following a win over Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor

    The United State's Missy May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate with their Gold Medals following a win over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Olympic Beach Volleyball

    Women's beach volleyball medalists listen to the USA national anthem following the Gold Medal match between two United States teams during at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty-May Treanor

    The United State's Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh Jennings acknowledge the crowd with their Gold Medals following a win over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match between two United States teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Kerri Walsh Jennings

    United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrates with her boys Joey and Sundance after winning the women's gold medal beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty May-Treanor

    United States' Misty May-Treanor celebrates with her fans and friends after winning the women's gold medal beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.

  • Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings

    The United State's Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate with their Gold Medals following a win over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, also of the United States, in the women's Gold Medal beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London.


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