Nanjing, China, August 5, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta boosted the Brazilian offence with 24 points to make another trip to the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals, following their 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-23) semifinal win over Serbia at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Saturday.
Tandara made 23 points from the attack line and added a block to enhance the team’s winning campaign. Drussyla Costa and Natalia Pereira gave Tandara added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Tijana Boskovic also had a solid performance for Serbia with 32 points, but the Brazilian defence managed to neutralise the other Serbian hitters.
The victory gave Brazil the opportunity to defend their title in the World Grand Prix. They have previously won the World Grand Prix 11 times and have been runners-up for five times.