Lausanne, Switzerland, July 3, 2017 - Reigning world champions USA open
the season with the very first match of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix,
when they take on Russia in Kunshan, Friday. This is a rematch of the
last year's semifinal in Bangkok, when USA won in straight sets. USA
enjoy a slight advantage of 13-12 in the head-to-head series of the two
sides in the World Grand Prix.