Argentina started perfectly into their double elimination game against Serbia, scoring five of the first six points. Serbian player Ksenija Peric scored several good points over the left Argentinian side and her team came closer (4:7). However, the Argentinian team stayed ahead and won the first set with 11:6.
With Argentina in the lead in set two (2:1), the match was stopped by Swiss referee Rolf Bühler due to a thunderstorm. About 45 minutes later, the game was back on – the teams had to switch to Court 2 as a result of the heavy rain. The game was closely matched after the re-start, Serbia kept a tie until 5:5. The Argentinians then re-seized control and scored a 11:9 set win.
The South Americans came well out of the starting blocks in set three, establishing a 5:2 lead. While the Serbian team bounced briefly back, Argentina stayed ahead and won the set, and thus the match.
Natalia Dominioni (ARG): We were a little sceptical because of the court-change after the break. We knew we had to play our best game. On a wet court the attacks become more dangerous, so we had to try a little bit harder.
Milica Vujovic (SRB): For us it was not a big adjustment to change fields, because we have played most matches on this court. We feel more comfortable on this court. Unfortunately, we did not manage to turn the game around after the break, but we are satisfied with our performance.