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NINGBO, China, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Serbia and China both claimed their third consecutive wins in Pool A of Paris 2024 Olympics women's volleyball qualifiers here on Tuesday, but the European team showed greater bench depth.

Using a different line-up from its previous two matches, Serbia beat Canada 25-19, 25-17, 25-21.

"Serbia is the top-three in the world, but I don't think we had our best performance today," said Canada's head coach Shannon Winzer.

"We have to go back to finding confidence in our style of play and the things that we know we can do well," Winzer added, as her side is going to challenge host China on Wednesday.

Serbia has used three different lineups in its three matches.

Meanwhile, China also took a straight-set victory over the Czech Republic, winning 25-12, 25-16, 25-23.

China did not change starters against the Czech Republic.

"We conducted our plans well in the first and second sets. However, somehow my players' desire to overpower opponents was a little weakened in the third set. Fortunately, they finally brought their power back," said China's head coach Cai Bin.

China and Serbia now lead Pool A, in which the top two teams will qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics directly.

Also on Tuesday, the Dominican Republic defeated Ukraine 3-0 and the Netherlands tamed Mexico 3-0.

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