Denmark – Tunisia 32-20 (16-10)
Quite as expected the home team had no difficulty in beating Tunisia, but the Danish performance had a few ups and downs along the way.
In the first half elegant Tunisian back player Mouna Chebbah gave the Danish defence a handful of challenges but that was not enough to keep the Danes from having the upper hand.
After 10 minutes in the second half the Africans had arrowed the gap to four goals but excellent play by especially left back Anne Mette Hansen gave the Danes a solid second victory in the tournament.
Serbia – Hungary 26-32 (16-18)
It looked like a walk over for the Hungarian team as the went into the lead by 10-4 in the 12th minute. The Hungarians even extended their lead to seven goals but in the last part of the 1st half the Serbs came back winning the last ten minutes by 8-2 making the half time deficit only two goals.
The Serbs had three times almost closed the gap but never came closer than one goal and in the dying minutes the Hungarians went further ahead.
They now have four points from the first two matches and the Serbs have one point.
Japan – Montenegro 23-29 (15-17)
Montenegro had their first victory at the World Championship when the defeated Japan by 29-23 in the firt match i Herning Sunday.
For the first quarter of an hour the Japanese were nevertheless the dominant team with their fast and aggressive style and a score of 9 to 6 in favour of the Asians indicated that a minor sensation could be on the way.
But the Montenegrins had a strong period winning 10 minutes by 8-2. It was especially the two left handers Katarina Bulatovic and Jovanka Radicevic who turned the game around and by half time the two of them had scored five goals each.
In the beginning of the second half Japan with an outstanding Yui Sunami as the key player once again threatened the European powerhouse and almost closed the gap at 19-20, but Radicevic hit back and re-establihed the Montenegrin lead.
Player of the match was Yui Sunami from Japan.
Sweden – Poland 31-30 (15-13)
Poland were on top from the beginning and were in the lead both 4-1 and 5-2, but once again the Swedes showed their competitive team spirit and turned the match around in the 18th minute when Isabelle Gullden scored the goal to 8-8.
The Swedes had the lead fr the rest of the encounter and three minutes before the end it was 31-28 before the Poles scored two consolation goals.
Once again Johanna Bundsen played an excellent game in the Swedish goal and she was very much a decisive player behind the second Swedish victory in succession.
The Netherlands – Angola 37-24 (19-11)
With 12 goals on 12 attempts Estavana Polman by far the most outstanding player when The Netherlands on Sunday won yet another big victory as Angola was defeated by 37-24.
Polman scored three of the five goals in a row in the middle of the 1st half as The Netherlands changed 5-5 to a 10-5 lead. And since then the Dutch team did not look back.
The Netherlands are now top of Group B before meeting Sweden on Tuesday.
China – Cuba 39-30 (22-15)
The Chinese women suffered a major defeat versus The Netherlands on the opening day of the World Championships but less than 24 hours later they were back on their feet again winning a clear victory against Cuba.
The match was even at the beginning, and after 13 minutes the score was 9-8 in favour of the Chinese. And the the Asians scored five goals without recieving and that almost decided the game.
Ten minutes after the interval Chinese top scorer Haixia Zhang for the first time put her team in the lead by ten goals at 27-17 and the Cubans had to take their second defeat in as many matches.