An enthralling first eight games of action at Eurobasket Women is in the books and champions crashed to a loss in perhaps the most surprising result of the opening day.

Holders Serbia fell 69-60 to Greece in Group C with France nearly heading in the same direction but eventually settled for a 70-68 win over debutants Slovenia.

The hosts didn’t get off to the start that they wanted as Czech Republic lost 59-47 to Ukraine in Group A as Alina Iagupova went for 21 points or the victors.

Tournament favourites Spain though got off to a comfortable start though as they dispatched of Hungary 62-48.

Montenegro, usually strong in major competition were edged 66-64 by Belgium in Group D with Russia easing past Latvia 71-59 in the other pool game.

Italy and Turkey were easy winners in their respective Group B games as the Italians beat Belarus 80-60 and the Turks were 69-58 victors over the Slovak Republic.


Spain vs Hungary

Czech Republic vs Ukraine

Italy vs Belarus

Turkey vs Slovak Republic

Greece vs Serbia

France vs Slovenia

Montenegro vs Belgium

Russia vs Latvia