European champion Poland took the final two sets to hold off host Japan 3-2 on the opening day of the women’s volleyball World Grand Champions Cup on Tuesday.

Poland opened a 5-2 lead in the final set following back-to-back block points and went on to seal its victory 25-19, 18-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-12 when ace attacker Malgorzata Glinka nailed a powerful kill on its fifth match point.

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