The top five nations at the FIVB Women’s World Cup all posted victories on day six of competition in Japan.
Russia remains the only undefeated team through six matches after a dominant straight sets (25-20, 26-24, 25-22) victory over Korea.
Powerhouse Nataliya Obmochaeva had another night out with 25 points, including a whopping 21 spikes to go with her three blocks.
Fifth-place Serbia kept pace with the leaders with their fifth victory of the championship – a hard-fought 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22) victory over the Dominican Republic who sit in sixth on 10 points despite the loss.
Brankica Mihajlovic topped all scorers with 16 points but blocks were the difference as the Serbians thwarted nine DR attacks in a tense tussle.
In the other match on day six, Argentina thumped Algeria 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-11) to record their third victory in the tournament and climb to seventh spot on nine points.