‘Toughness’ the key as Australia Opals prepare for physical Serbia clash; WNBA; Sydney; Lauren Jackson; New York Liberty


Opals coach Sandy Brondello is also the head coach of the New York Liberty in the WNBA.

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Opals coach Sandy Brondello is also the head coach of the New York Liberty in the WNBA.Credit:Getty Images

“We played Serbia in the qualifiers earlier in the year and lost that game,” Magbegor said.

“So I think we’re just going in wanting to be aggressive, wanting to be on the front foot really early.

“Their physicality will be the biggest challenge. They’re a big team as well. We’re a big team too, though, so I think we’ll match up well with them in that aspect.

“We know their game, but we just need to be ready and start the game off strongly.”

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