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Slowly but surely I am finding the right pace - Sanja Malagurski


Sanja Malagurski was happy with her injury comeback

Belgrade, Serbia, August 10, 2013 – Serbia’s talented young opposite Sanja Malagurski made her return from a long-term injury as the pool F hosts pushed aside Algeria 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-11) to keep their 100% win record in the 2013 World Grand Prix. 


"Everybody knows that I have returned after a difficult injury. I am happy to play with the girls once again, and slowly but surely I am finding the right pace."


"This match was not the right one to measure the level of my game, but I am picking up confidence, and I hope that soon I will be in top form."


Serbia head coach Zoran Terzic was pleased to come through the match with victory and look ahead to his team's next challenge.


"I can say that I am satisfied with this match. Normally, these kind of games, when you are a clear favorite, are difficult to play, because players have to invent some kind of motivation."


"Tomorrow’s match against the USA is very important. They already have one loss, and they need victory. We want to maintain the perfect record, so it will be a very exciting match, for sure."

 

Receiver Jelena Nikolic contributed 13 points to the comfortable victory and was pleased to win for the home fans.


"This victory means a lot. To be here in Belgrade once again, in front of the home fans, is a great feeling, no matter who is on the other side of the net."

 

Algeria coach Saimani Aidad Eddine felt his team's 21-point error count made their task impossible.


"Today we were making too many mistakes, we had problems with service, with reception, and generally we were very poor in all aspects of the game." 

 

Algeria captain Abderrahim Mouni said it was a mis-match. "I think that we were frightened by the Serbian team. They are a lot better than us, and they are physically stronger than us. We could not match them."


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