FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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World No. 1 China display their power versus Serbia


World No. 1 China left no doubt about their strength by sweeping Serbia in straight sets on Saturday evening in Brno's Kajot Arena.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – World No. 1 China left no doubt about their strength by sweeping Serbia in straight sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-16). Even though the East Europeans tried hard to push the Chinese to their limits, the team of coach Jiande Xu controlled all aspects of the game. 

Best scorer of the match was China’s Ting Zhu with 15 points while Tijana Boskovic booked 17 kills for Serbia. 

Serbia showed their potentials with several remarkable combinations at the net, but could not hold the pace of World No. 1 China. The Asians were everywhere on the court and combined fast offense with outstanding block and defence skills. On the other hand, Serbia suffered several blackouts that cost them essential points. The plot of the game remained the same from the start to the end: China quickly took control of the sets by putting a lot of pressure on the Serbian players. After 71 minutes, Weiwei Li hammered the Mikasa down to make in 3-0 for China. 

On Sunday, China will challenge Japan while Serbia enjoy a rest day.


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