Serbia look to extend perfect run in clash with Kazakhstan


Hamamatsu, Japan, October 3, 2018 - Serbia will be looking to keep their perfect win-record in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship against winless Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

• These nations will meet for the second time at the World Championships after their second round encounter in 2014, when Serbia beat Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-20).
• Kazakhstan and Serbia also clashed at the 2011 World Grand Prix in China. Serbia won in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-22).
• These nations first met at world level major competition (Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup) on 9 August 2008, when Serbia recorded a 3-1 group stage victory over Kazakhstan at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
• Kazakhstan have lost all their eight World Championships matches against CEV opposition, their last seven all in straight sets.

• Kazakhstan have started their 2018 World Championship campaign with straight set defeats against Kenya, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
• Only once have Kazakhstan started a World Championship campaign with more successive defeats, as they lost all their five matches in 2010.
• Kazakhstan have won three of their 22 World Championships matches. All three victories came in straight sets: versus Thailand (2014), Mexico (2014) and Cameroon (2006).
• Each of Kazakhstan's last 12 defeats at World Championships came by a 3-0 scoreline. Their last non-straight set defeat in the competition came versus Cuba in 2010 (3-2).

• Serbia won their opening three matches of the 2018 World Championship without dropping a set: 3-0 versus Dominican Republic, Kenya and Brazil.
• In 2010 and 2014 Serbia won their first four World Championship matches, and in 2006 their first seven.
• Serbia could win four consecutive World Championship matches in straight sets for the second time, after a run of four 3-0 victories in 2006 versus Egypt, Turkey, Republic of Korea and Poland.
• Tijana Boškovic (24 points) and Brankica Mihajlovic (15) were Serbia's top scorers in their win over Brazil on Monday. They currently share the top scorer honours for Serbia at this tournament: 45 points each.


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