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Service key to another straight-sets USA win


Kristin Lynn Hildebrand was grateful for the USA's bench help

Belgrade, Serbia, August 10, 2013 – USA added a second straight-sets victory in World Grand Prix pool F, beating Netherlands 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-12).


USA coach Karch Kiraly was pleased with his team's progress through the match and looked ahead to their match against undefeated Serbia. 

 

"We got better as the match went on. We were not so good in the first set, but we made some good decisions in the following stages."


"We expect a battle from Serbia on their home floor tomorrow."


USA captain Kristin Lynn Hildebrand said she was also excited about the match against home team Serbia, but was quick to praise both the Netherlands and the reserve players on her own team.


"Netherlands is a great team, they pushed us very hard in the first set. I thought we did a good job keeping our speed and we did great in service game."


"I am proud of my team, and once again people from the bench made a great effort."


Netherlands head coach Gido Vermeulen complemented the winners.


"USA played a very focused and good match. They didn’t let us play our game tonight."


Netherlands captain Maret Grothues admitted it was a "a tough loss" for her team.


"I am very disappointed. They pressured us with great serves, and we could not come up with an answer."


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