Russia advanced to the semi-finals of the International Swimming Federation's Women's Water Polo World League Super Final by beating Spain in a penalty shoot-out in Kunshan.
Both teams proved evenly matched throughout much of the tie at the Kunshan Leisure Centre, with Russia holding a narrow 5-4 lead at half-time.
Spain outscored their opponents 3-1 in the third quarter to appear on course for the semi final, only for Russia to level the score at 8-8 by the close of the fourth.
The Russian team emerged as the winners of the shoot-out, winning 4-3 to secure their place in the last four.
Russia are set to face defending champions United States, who eased through their quarter final match in impressive style.
The reigning Olympic and world champions stormed to a 12-1 win over Australia, who had finished bottom of Group B.
#WPWL2018 - Canada holds on and gets the win! Final score 🇨🇦5-2🇨🇳. Le Canada tient bon et l'emporte 5-2 contre la Chine. Goals : Wright (2), Fournier, Crevier, McKelvey #waterpolocanada— Water Polo Canada (@waterpolocanada) May 31, 2018
Canada will play the Netherlands in the semi-final tomorrow.
The Netherlands, who won Group B, triumphed easily against Japan.
A strong performance saw the Dutch team earn an 18-7 win to book their spot in the semi-finals.
Canada will provide the opposition, having seen off the challenge of hosts China.
They claimed a 5-2 win in a low scoring affair.
The semi-finals will be played tomorrow.