Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Tandara Caixeta (#11) and middle blocker Bia are both home in Brazil rehabbing shoulder injuries this week instead of playing at the Montreux Masters tournament.
Imoco Volley Conegliano fought from a 0-2 deficit to take down Fenerbahce SK Istanbul in the 2018 Champions League.
After a month off, the Turkish Women’s Soltones League has returned to action, with a number of easy matches along with some hard-fought battles.
There are finally no more undefeated teams in the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi, as Fenerbahce was downed in four-sets by VakifBank this week.
Fenerbahce is now the only team in the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi that is undefeated as they downed Eczacibasi VitrA in a five-set showdown.
Round 6 of the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi has shown a great divide between the top-three teams in the league and the rest of the pack.
China came through at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with a 5-0 weekend to take their second title at the event.
China guarantees its gold medal with still one round of matches left to play. Team USA will face off against Brazil in the battle for Silver.
Team USA secured the win in the tie break. Meanwhile, the Chinese completely outclassed Korea and Japan upset Brazil, virtually crowning the Chinese as tournament champions with still two games left to play.