Macau, China, 29 Aug – Defending champion the United States retained the World Grand Prix volley title as they swept Brazil in three straight sets in the last match of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Macau East Asian Games Dome on Sunday.
In front of 4,600 fans, the defending champion USA won 26-24, 25-20, 25-21 in 1 hour and 32 minutes.
Losing 3-1 to the world No.1 team in their pool B clash 3 days ago, the Americans claimed a well-earned victory to snap an amazing 13-game winning streak of Brazil in this year’s World Grand Prix and pocket US$200,000 top prize.
USA Destinee Hooker was the game’s top scorers with 16 points, while Natalia Pereira gained 11 for Brazil.
Defending champion the United States took a sweet revenge on eight-time title winner Brazil to retain the 2011 FIVB world volley Grand Prix concluding here on Sunday.
Earlier on Sunday, World Grand Prix newcomer Serbia overpowered reigning world champion Russia 25-21, 25-20 and 25-16 in one hour and 17 minutes to win the bronze medal.(MacauNews/Sports)