A fabulous start to the round-robin stage of the Venice Cup meant that after the first day's play, we are lying in second place. Hats off to the Dutch for three perfect 20-0 victories.
The format of the event is that for the first week, countries play each other with the top eight progressing to the knock-out stages. Therefore, we have provided a solid foundation for the rest of the event but there is a long, long way to go.
It can be seen from the current standings that the highly fancied French and Americans teams had slow starts.
Today we play Sweden, India and USA II and we are hoping for more of the same!