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Brazil, Russia get big opening wins in World Grand Prix

 
Ferndanda Rodrigues attacks against China on Friday
 Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2014 – Defending champions Brazil got off to a good start in the 2014 World Grand Prix, overcoming 2013 silver medallists China 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16), while last year’s bronze medallists Serbia rolled past Germany 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-15). USA, the champions in 2010, 2011 and 2012, were beaten 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-20) by Russia.

In other Group 1 matches, Korea beat Thailand 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20), Italy swept past the Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-15) and Turkey defeated Japan 3-0 (29-27, 25-19, 25-21). 

In Group 2, the Netherlands and Poland stayed undefeated after four matches. The Dutch beat Argentina 3-0, while Poland overcame Cuba by the same score.

In Group 3, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria also stood at 4-0 following 3-0 wins over Algeria and Australia, respectively.

In other matches on Friday, Mexico beat Kazakhstan 3-0, Belgium defeated Canada 3-0, Croatia swept past Kenya 3-0 and Puerto Rico overcame Peru, also by a 3-0 margin.

Key points:
Russia made only nine errors against USA, who made 23.

Zhu Ting of China scored 24 points in the loss against Brazil.

Kim Yeon-Koung scored 29 points in the win over Thailand.

Japan sent down seven aces while Turkey made none.

Algeria scored a total of 32 points in the 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic. They failed to score a block point in the match.

Canada, Cuba, Algeria and Australia are all winless at 0-4.

The top three teams in Groups 1, 2 and 3 are from Europe.

The bottom five teams in Groups 2 and 3 are from outside Europe.

There will be 14 more matches on Saturday.


Live scoring

Match
No
PoolDateLocal
Time
GMT
Time
TeamsLive Score
Result
CityDescriptionPress
Conf.
StatsPhotos
G1-7B01/0813:4504:40SRB-GER3-0Hwaseong, KoreaViewViewViewView
G1-8B01/0816:1007:10KOR-THA3-1Hwaseong, KoreaViewViewViewView
G1-1A01/0816:0013:00USA-RUS1-3Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G3-13R01/0816:0014:00MEX-KAZ0-3Brno, Czech RepublicViewViewViewView
G2-13L01/0816:4014:40NED-ARG3-0Leuven, BelgiumViewViewViewView
G3-19S01/0817:1515:15AUS-BUL0-3Porec, CroatiaViewViewViewView
G1-13C01/0817:3015:30BRA-CHN3-1Sassari, ItalyViewViewViewView
G1-2A01/0819:0016:00TUR-JPN3-0Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G3-14R01/0819:0017:00CZE-ALG3-0Brno, Czech RepublicViewViewViewView
G1-14C01/0820:1018:00ITA-DOM3-0Sassari, ItalyViewViewViewView
G2-14L01/0820:1018:10BEL-CAN3-0LeuvenViewViewViewView
G3-20R01/0820:1518:15CRO-KEN3-0Porec CROATIAViewViewViewView
G2-19M01/0816:4021:40POL-CUB3-0Trujillo, PeruViewViewViewView
G2-20M01/0819:1000:10*PER-PUR0-3Trujillo, PeruViewViewViewView
G1-9B02/0814:1005:10KOR-GERViewHwaseong, KoreaView
G1-10B02/0816:4007:40SRB-THAViewHwaseong, KoreaView
G1-3A02/0816:0013:00RUS-JPNViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G3-15R02/0816:0014:00MEX-CZEViewBrno, Czech RepublicView
G2-15L02/0816:4014:40ARG-CANViewLeuven, BelgiumView
G3-21S02/0817:1515:15BUL-KENViewPorec, CroatiaView
G1-15C02/0817:3015:30CHN-DOMViewSassari, ItalyView
G1-4A02/0819:0016:00TUR-USAViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G3-16R02/0819:0017:00KAZ-ALGViewBrno, Czech RepublicView
G1-16C02/0820:0018:00BRA-ITAViewSassari, ItalyView
G2-16L02/0820:1018:10NED-BELViewLeuven, BelgiumView
G3-22S02/0820:1518:15AUS-CROViewPorec, CroatiaView
G2-21M02/0815:4020:40POL-PURViewTrujillo, PeruView
G2-22M02/0818:1023:10PER-CUBViewTrujillo, PeruView
G1-11B03/0814:1005:10KOR-SRBViewHwaseong, KoreaView
G1-12B03/0816:4007:40THA-GERViewHwaseong, KoreaView
G3-17R03/0814:3012:30ALG-MEXViewBrno, Czech RepublicView
G2-17L03/0814:4012:40CAN-NEDViewLeuven, BelgiumView
G1-5A03/0816:0013:00JPN-USAViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G3-23S03/0817:1515:15KEN-AUSViewPorec, CroatiaView
G1-17C03/0817:3015:30DOM-BRAViewSassari, ItalyView
G3-18R03/0817:3015:30CZE-KAZViewBrno, Czech RepublicView
G1-6A03/0819:0016:00TUR-RUSViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-18L03/0818:1016:10ARG-BELViewLeuven, BelgiumView
G1-18C03/0820:0018:00ITA-CHNViewSassari, ItalyView
G3-24S03/0820:1518:15CRO-BULViewPorec, CroatiaView
G2-23M03/0815:4020:40CUB-PURViewTrujillo, PeruView
G2-24M03/0818:1023:10PER-POLViewTrujillo, PeruView


Legend :  * + 1 day


Standings

Group 1 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1ITAItaly311 1     3 MAX75561.339
2SRBSerbia311 1     3 MAX76591.288
3TURTurkey311 1     3 MAX79671.179
4BRABrazil311  1    313.00098791.241
5KORKorea311  1    313.00098831.181
6RUSRussia311  1    313.00097831.169
7USAUSA 1 1    1 130.33383970.856
8THAThailand 1 1    1 130.33383980.847
9CHNChina 1 1    1 130.33379980.806
10JPNJapan 1 1     1 3 67790.848
11GERGermany 1 1     1 3 59760.776
12DOMDominican Republic 1 1     1 3 56750.747

Group 2 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands1244 4     12 MAX3012111.427
2POLPoland1244 13    1234.0003583061.170
3BELBelgium94313   1 1033.3333152651.189
4PURPuerto Rico94313    1933.0002802521.111
5PERPeru3413 1  124100.4003053280.930
6ARGArgentina3413 1   33100.3002723040.895
7CANCanada 4 4    222120.1672683420.784
8CUBCuba 4 4    131120.0832333240.719

Group 3 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CZECzech Republic1244 22    1226.0003522661.323
2BULBulgaria1044 112   1252.4004003421.170
3CROCroatia943121  1 1042.5003462981.161
4KENKenya742211 1 1871.1433343211.040
5KAZKazakhstan64222   2 861.3333243071.055
6MEXMexico34131   21590.5563053300.924
7ALGAlgeria14 4   1 32120.1672413390.711
8AUSAustralia 4 4     4 12 2013000.670

Performance Leaders
Top Scoring Performances
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil (August 1)
24 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v USA (August 1)
24 – Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic v Croatia (July 25)
24 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Poland (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances
9 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Australia (July 26)
6 – Lyudmila Anarbayeva of Kazakhstan v Australia (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
19 – Czech Republic v Kazakhstan (July 27)
18 – Croatia v Kazakhstan (July 26)
16 – Poland v Canada (July 26)
16 – Czech Republic v Australia (July 26)
15 - Poland v Belgium (July 25)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Thailand (August 1)
5 – Joanna Wolosz (Poland) v Canada (July 26)
4 – Judith Pietersen (Netherlands) v Argentina (August 1)
4 – Kelly Murphy (USA) v Russia (August 1)
4 – Teresa Vanzurova (Czech Republic) v Croatia (July 25)
4 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Canada (July 25)

Top Serving Performances by Team
12 – Peru v Canada (July 25)

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: 27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
Week 2: 29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Croatia v Czech Republic, 30-32 (July 25)
Week 2: Turkey v Japan, 29-27 (August 1)

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Bulgaria v Kenya (July 26) (25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12) – 220 points
Week 2: Korea v Thailand (August 1) (23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20) – 181 points



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