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Brazil ends USA's undefeated run in FIVB World Grand Prix

 
Fabiano Claudino of Brazil celebrates a point in Sunday's win over USA
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2013 – Brazil ended USA’s record run of wins in the FIVB World Grand Prix at 18 on Sunday with a 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20) home victory in Campinas.

“It was a spectacle for volleyball,” USA coach Karch Kiraly said. “It was great to face Brazil in their home. They were the best team today and deserved the victory.”

The Americans had beaten Brazil in five of their last six meetings, their only defeat coming in last year’s Olympic final in London. Brazil coach Ze Roberto was restrained in his assessment of the match.

“It was an important test for our focus, for our confidence,” he said. “It showed us what we need to improve.”

Japan stayed on top of the Preliminary Round standings after a tough 3-1 win over last year’s bronze medallists Turkey in Ankara. They now have nine points from three straight wins, a record matched by China, Italy and Serbia.

On Sunday, China beat the Netherlands 3-1, Italy overcame Germany by the same score and Serbia defeated Puerto Rico, also 3-1.

Brazil have eight points and is the only other undefeated team after the first round of action in this year’s World Grand Prix. Five teams – Poland, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Algeria – failed to pick up a win in the first weekend.

Poland and Kazakhstan came close after five-set defeats to Russia and Argentina, respectively, which earned them a consolation point each, but Cuba and Algeria suffered their third straight 3-0 losses – Cuba to World Grand Prix debutants Bulgaria and Algeria to Thailand.

Poland’s Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata scored a tournament-high 41 points against Russia in the highest-scoring match of the World Grand Prix so far. Russia won 25-21, 22-25, 29-27, 28-30, 15-13 – a total of 235 points – in a match that lasted nine minutes short of three hours.

In the final match of the weekend, the Dominican Republic defeated the Czech Republic 3-1.

The next round of action starts on August 9 and will take place in Hong Kong, Russia, Poland, Serbia and Puerto Rico.

LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 1

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

19

D

02/08

05:00

09:00

CUB-NED

0-3

Macau

View

View

View

View

13

C

02/08

14:00

11:00

TUR-ALG

3-0

Ankara

View

View

View

View

20

D

02/08

20:30

12:30

CHN-BUL

3-0

Macau

View

View

View

View

14

C

02/08

17:00

14:00

THA-JPN

0-3

Ankara

View

View

View

View

25

E

02/08

17:40

15:30

GER-KAZ

3-1

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

26

E

02/08

20:40

18:30

ITA-ARG

3-0

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

1

A

02/08

16:30

19:30

RUS-USA

1-3

Campinas

View

View

View

View

7

B

02/08

17:00

21:00

PUR-CZE

0-3

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

2

A

02/08

19:00

22:00

BRA-POL

3-1

Campinas

View

View

View

View

8

B

02/08

19:45

23:30

DOM-SRB

0-3

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

21

D

03/08

14:30

06:30

BUL-NED

3-1

Macau

View

View

View

View

22

D

03/08

17:00

09:00

CHN-CUB

3-0

Macau

View

View

View

View

15

C

03/08

14:00

11:00

ALG-JPN

0-3

Ankara

View

View

View

View

3

A

03/08

10:00

13:00

BRA-RUS

3-2

Campinas

View

View

View

View

16

C

03/08

17:00

14:00

TUR-THA

3-0

Ankara

View

View

View

View

4

A

03/08

12:55

15:30

USA-POL

3-0

Campinas

View

View

View

View

27

E

03/08

17:40

15:30

GER-ARG

2-3

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

9

B

03/08

14:40

18:30

SRB-CZE

3-0

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

28

E

02/08

20:40

18:30

ITA-KAZ

3-0

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

10

B

03/08

17:15

21:00

DOM-PUR

3-0

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

23

D

04/08

13:00

05:00

BUL-CUB

3-0

Macau

View

View

View

View

24

D

04/08

15:30

07:30

CHN-NED

3-1

Macau

View

View

View

View

17

C

04/08

14:00

11:00

THA-ALG

3-0

Ankara

View

View

View

View

5

A

04/08

10:00

13:00

BRA-USA

3-1

Campinas

View

View

View

View

18

C

04/08

17:00

14:00

TUR-JPN

1-3

Ankara

View

View

View

View

6

A

04/08

12:45

15:30

RUS-POL

3-2

Campinas

View

View

View

View

29

E

04/08

17:40

15:30

ARG-KAZ

3-2

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

11

B

04/08

15:00

18:30

SRB-PUR

3-1

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

30

E

04/08

20:55

18:45

ITA-GER

3-1

Montichiari

View

View

View

View

12

B

04/08

17:35

21:00

DOM-CZE

3-1

Santo Domingo

View

View

View

View

FIVB World Grand Prix Standing

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

JPN

Japan

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

248

175

1.417

2

CHN

China

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

246

191

1.288

3

ITA

Italy

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

252

203

1.241

4

SRB

Serbia

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

250

202

1.238

5

BRA

Brazil

8

3

3

 

 

2

1

 

 

 

9

4

2.250

302

267

1.131

6

TUR

Turkey

6

3

2

1

2

 

 

 

1

 

7

3

2.333

243

213

1.141

7

USA

USA

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

1

 

7

4

1.750

253

231

1.095

8

BUL

Bulgaria

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

6

4

1.500

230

198

1.162

9

DOM

Dominican Republic

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

6

4

1.500

223

219

1.018

10

ARG

Argentina

4

3

2

1

 

 

2

 

 

1

6

7

0.857

257

275

0.935

11

GER

Germany

4

3

1

2

 

1

 

1

1

 

6

7

0.857

293

279

1.050

12

NED

Netherlands

3

3

1

2

1

 

 

 

2

 

5

6

0.833

241

235

1.026

13

RUS

Russia

3

3

1

2

 

 

1

1

1

 

6

8

0.750

301

322

0.935

14

CZE

Czech Republic

3

3

1

2

1

 

 

 

1

1

4

6

0.667

227

228

0.996

15

THA

Thailand

3

3

1

2

1

 

 

 

 

2

3

6

0.500

201

185

1.086

16

POL

Poland

1

3

 

3

 

 

 

1

1

1

3

9

0.333

254

290

0.876

17

KAZ

Kazakhstan

1

3

 

3

 

 

 

1

1

1

3

9

0.333

234

279

0.839

18

PUR

Puerto Rico

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

197

248

0.794

19

CUB

Cuba

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

9

 

132

225

0.587

20

ALG

Algeria

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

9

 

106

225

0.471

Top Scoring Performances

41 – Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata of Poland v Russia (August 4)
32 – Zhu Ting of China v Netherlands (August 4)
31 – Tatyana Mudritskaya of Kazakhstan v Argentina (August 4)
28 – Bethania De La Cruz of Dominican Republic v Czech Republic (August 4)

25 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v Brazil (August 3)
24 – Lucia Fresco of Argentina v Kazakhstan (August 4)

22 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Czech Republic (August 3)

22 – Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil v Russia (August 3)

22 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Dominican Republic (August 2)

21 – Carolina Costagrande of Italy v Germany (August 4)

21 – Maren Brinker of Germany v Argentina (August 3)

21 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Brazil (August 3)

Top Blocking Performances

9 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Puerto Rico (August 4)

7 – Cristina Barreto of Brazil v Poland (August 2)
6 – Christiane Furst of Germany v Italy (August 4)

6 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Brazil

6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Czech Republic (August 3)

6 – Annerys Vargas of Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico (August 3)

Top Blocking Performances by Team

18 – Poland v Russia (August 4)

17 – Italy v Germany (August 4)
17 – Brazil v Poland (August 2)

17 – Kazakhstan v Germany (August 2)

16 – Russia v Poland (August 4)

16 – Serbia v Puerto Rico (August 4)

16 – Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico (August 3)

16 – Brazil v Russia (August 3)

 

Top Serving Performances

5 – Denise Hanke of Germany v Kazakhstan (August 2)
5 – Sana Jarlagassova of Kazakhstan v Germany (August 2)

Top Serving Performances by Team

12 – Argentina v Kazakhstan (August 4)

11 – China v Cuba (August 3)
10 – Germany v Argentina (August 3)

10 – Serbia v Czech Republic (August 3)

 Highest Scorer by Round

Week 1: Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata of Poland, 41 v Russia (August 4)

Highest Set Score

Week 1: Poland v Russia, 30-28 (August 4)

             Japan v Turkey, 30-28 (August 4)

Highest Scoring Matches

Week 1: Russia v Poland, 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 29-27, 28-30, 15-13) – 235 points

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