Tainara Santos recorded three aces as Brazil beat China ©Volleyball World

Tokyo 2020 silver medallists Brazil dealt China their first defeat of the Women's Volleyball World Championship in the Dutch city of Arnhem.

The Brazilians came from a set down to celebrate a 23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 Pool D victory at the GelreDome.

Despite the loss, China still finished top of the pool with a 4-1 win-loss record as they amassed 13 set wins to three defeats which put them ahead of Brazil overall who sit on the same win-loss but have lost two more sets.

Japan and Argentina have secured Pool D's final two qualification spots to the second round as they have better records than fifth and sixth-placed Czech Republic and Colombia.

Tainara Santos and Li Yingying scored 22 points each.

The Brazilian opposite spiked for 19 points at a success rate of 53 per cent and scored three aces, while the Chinese outside hitter had 20 successful attacks, an ace and a kill block.

On the South American side, captain Gabriela Guimaraes made 17 points, middle blocker Caroline Gattaz added another 15 and outside Priscila Daroit finished with 13.

The only other player to reach double digits in scoring was China's middle blocker and captain Yuan Xinyue with 14 points, including two aces and two blocks.

Elsewhere in the tournament, defending champions Serbia dispatched the Olympic champions United States to finish on top of Pool C in Łódź's Atlas Arena.

The match was highly anticipated, but Serbia made it a one-sided affair with a dominant 25-20, 25-23, 25-13 triumph.

The result meant that Serbia finished as the first team to complete the opening stage of the 2022 World Championship with an undefeated campaign.

"We prepared really well for this match and I think we played great," said Serbian setter Bojana Drča.

"It was a tough match, but we were able to show our best game.

"I hope it continues this way and we can win a medal."

Pool stage action is set to continue tomorrow with Italy also able to post a perfect record if they can beat The Netherlands in Pool A.