Pool I: Serbia - Germany (18 Jul)
· Germany have played twice against Serbia in the World Grand Prix. Both teams have won once in straight sets.
· Germany won 139 points in these encounters but suffered 143 points.
· Serbia and Germany have played the European championship final in 2011. The match was won with 3-2 by Serbia, meaning they claimed their first and so far only title in that tournament.
· After a bad start to their campaign (one win in six matches), Serbia have won their last two encounters.
· Serbia have won two consecutive matches in straight sets. Once in their WGP history, they remained without a conceded set in three straight matches: against Argentina in their last match of 2012 and against Dominican Republic and Czech Republic in the first two matches of 2013.
· Serbia can win three matches in a row for the first time since winning six straight in 2012-2013.
· Germany’s Final Six aspirations suffered a big hit when they lost 3-2 to Turkey on Friday, despite outscoring their opponents by 10 points (121-111).
· Germany became the first team in WGP history to lose a match despite collecting 25+ points in each of the first four sets and 15+ in the fifth (25-20, 26-28, 29-31, 25-14, 16-18).
· Germany have now lost 11 of their last 12 five-setters in the WGP.
· Jennifer Geerties was Germany’s top scorer against Turkey with 20 points. In the previous seven matches, either Margareta Kozuch (3 times) or Maren Brinker (4 times) led Germany in points.