Poland take on Korea in bid to stay undefeated


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 15, 2017 - Poland host Korea Sunday in Ostrowiec in a bid to remain undefeated at the end of the second week in the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix. The two teams meet for the 6th time in the history of the competition with the European side enjoying a slight lead in the series of 3-2.

• Poland have won three of the previous five World Grand Prix meetings with Korea, all three in straight sets.
• Korea beat Poland once in straight sets and once in a five-setter.
• Poland won the opening set in four of their five World Grand Prix matches against Korea.

• For the first time ever, Poland have won the first five matches in a World Grand Prix campaign. Four of those five wins came in straight sets.
• Poland could win six straight World Grand Prix matches for the first time since the last two matches of 2009 and the first four of 2010.
• Poland have already won as many World Grand Prix matches in 2017 as they did in 2016. Last year, they booked five wins in eight matches.
• Agnieszka Kakolewska and Malwina Smarzek shared the top scoring honours for Poland against Argentina on Saturday (3-0 win) with 14 points each.

• On Saturday against Peru (3-0 win), Korea improved their 2017 World Grand Prix record to four wins and one defeat. The last time they achieved this was in 2003.
• Korea have won three World Grand Prix matches in a row for the first time since winning four in a row 2011.
• Korea won the last three matches in straight sets. They never won four consecutive World Grand Prix matches in straight sets.
• Korea have now won five of their last six World Grand Prix matches, as many as in their 20 matches prior to this run.


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