[EN]: Grand Prix: Bronzo all'Olanda che batte la Russia
Grand Prix: Bronze to Holland, which fends off Russia
Great feat by Guidetti’s Holland in Bangkok in the final for the bronze. Down 0-2, the team fought off 4 match points against Russia in the third set (23-24, 24-25, 25-26, 27-28) before prevailing in the tie-breaker.
Sponsored by Erreà, Holland chalks up this prestigious accomplishment, one it had been unable to achieve since 2007 when it won the event in Ningbo.
The wall of the Orange was excellent (21 to 18 was the total count, with six apiece for De Kruijf on one side and Fetisova on the other), who as usual were able to count on Sloetjes (43% in attack against the 36% of Goncharova) and a good entry by Pietersen in place of the tired Plak.