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Brazil defended the FIVB Girls’
Youth World Championship title
they won in Macau four years
earlier with a solid 3-1 (25-20,
26-24, 23-25, 25-16) victory
over Serbia team in a tense final
in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand.
In front of a sold-out arena, the
teams put on a great duel in their
re-match after the South Ameri-
cans had prevailed in a terrific
five-setter in the second round.
After losing the first two sets the
Serbians started the third set
with less pressure, as they had
nothing left to lose and immedi-
ately took a commanding 13-3
lead that included two aces in a
row for both Ana Bjelica and Sara
Klisura.
The set continued with many ups
and downs, with the Brazilians
trying to storm back but Serbia
eventually maintained a small
share of that initial margin to force a fourth set with a
double block from Danica Radenkovic and Maja Savic
on South American star Samara.
Brazil keep
Serbia at arm’s
length
2009 FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship
A joust between Brazil’s Ana Beatriz Silva Correa and Serbia’s Danica Radenkovic
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