Serbia have extended their unbeaten streak at the Women's Volleyball World Championship ©Volleyball World

Defending champions Serbia have continued their empathic invincible form after recording a whitewash win against Thailand at the Women's Volleyball World Championship.

Serbia, who sit top of Pool F having already qualified for the quarter-finals, swept aside their opponents 25-23, 25-17, 25-15 at the Atlas Arena in Łódź in Poland.

The European side are five points clear of Olympic champions United States, who sealed a clinical victory over Turkey.

The US took the first set 25-22 before dropping the second 21-25.

However, they recovered to take the next two sets 25-20, 25-22.

Turkey are third and a point off the Americans.

The United States are among the contenders for the title ©Getty Images
The United States are among the contenders for the title ©Getty Images

Dominican Republic ensured they are still within a shout of qualification, winning 16-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18 versus Germany, as Poland registered a significant 25-18, 19-25, 16-25, 25-23, 15-5 win against Canada in a contest that went the distance.

Meanwhile, in Pool E, Italy continue to top the standings after easing past Argentina 25-19, 25-18, 25-17 in Rotterdam.

They are two points in front of Olympic silver medallists Brazil, who defeated The Netherlands 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 on their own territory.

Japan beat Puerto Rico 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 to maintain their push for knockout qualification.

The top four teams in both pools will reach the quarter-finals.

Pool action is scheduled to continue tomorrow.