Serbia's performance (or lack of it) in the semis was a direct consequence of Terzic's bizarre fascination with Gamova. It looks like they all thought "No Gamova - no problem!" and clearly underestimated the Russians. I couldn't believe what they were saying before the match, for a team that's usually rather humble and at times even too modest, their statements were certainly surprising.
And when Russia came out willing to play, they just couldn't fight back. It reminded me of Serbia's ECH '07 against Poland, except that Serbia was on a receiving end this time.
Their post-match statements tell the same story, they're all saying that "they didn't know Russia now plays like this". You're professional players, how can you not know that?! Krsmanovic even said she never watched this Russian team before. And even more importantly, what was Serbian staff doing? Not to mention that Terzic is coaching in Russian league and is supposed to know all these players... Embarrassing attitude.
Russia plays great volleyball and I really hope they take the title.