Bangkok, Thailand, July 5, 2015 – Japan finished the first week the World Grand Prix by winning against Serbia at 3-1 set (25-22, 18-25, 28-26, 25-23) in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Huamark Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe - "Serbia has a very good technique and block. We learned many things from this match."
Japan captain Saori Kimura - "Thank you for the game. I think today our serves were not good so the game was difficult. But we didn’t give up so we won the game. I also would like to thank you all Thai fans to support my team like we were playing in Japan."
Serbia coach: Branko Kovacevic - "First of all I would like to congratulate to Japan team and my team as well. My team played very well for today; there were many rally points. It is not easy to earn each point from team Japan. As everyone knows, team Japan is very good defensively. We learned and improved a lot from the game today."
Serbia captain Brizitka Molnar - "Congratulations for Japan team. It was a very difficult game for us. I think our defense, reception and serving were good today but Japan can play very well too so that’s why we lost."