Emerging rivals Poland and Spain highlight Women's Series Klaipeda stop
27 Jul 2021
KLAIPEDA (Lithuania) - The world fell in love with 3x3 as the Olympic debutant stole the show in Tokyo.
After the most incredible five days, where the 3x3 bandwagon is almost full, fans - old and new - will be pleased to know the action starts again on the pro circuit with the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Klaipeda stop on July 30-31, 2021.
The eight-team field is loaded with talent and players will know they have a golden opportunity to go all the way with Women's Series power France not in the draw having competed in the Olympics as the No.1 seed.
Having dominated the 2019 campaign, France claimed titles in Voiron and Poitiers but their absence creates a lot of intrigue in what looms as an open race.
Let's take a closer look.
1. Poland; 4. USA; 5. Germany; 8. Lithuania
2. Spain; 3. Hungary; 6. Israel; 7. Austria
No.1 seed Poland have top billing and will be looking to once again shake up the Women's Series having finished runners-up in the opening stop in Mies, where Anna Pawlowska was the top scorer while Klaudia Sosnowska topped the rebounding charts.
The pair are back in Klaipeda as Poland aim to return to form after finishing seventh in Voiron.
Standing in their way could be No.2 seed Spain, who claimed their first Women's Series title with a tight 19-17 victory over Poland in the final in Mies.
Spanish star Sandra Ygueravide dominated in Mies and she hopes to replicate that form in Lithuania.