Better Luck Next Time, Venus and Serena Williams Lose Olympic Doubles Match For The First Time


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Three-time doubles gold medalists Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic match as partners for the first time, stunned in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Games by the Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.

The Williams sisters entered Sunday’s match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in women’s doubles every time they entered the event: in 2000, 2008 and 2012.


“We played terrible,” Serena said, “and it showed in the results.”


The American duo was seeded No1 in Rio and coming off a 14th Grand Slam championship together at Wimbledon a month ago.

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