Williams sisters lose Olympic doubles match for 1st time
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 08, 2016 07:21 AM
Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point in a doubles match with her sister Serena against Lucie Sarfarova and Barbora Strycova, of the Czech Republic, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic doubles match 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.
The American duo was seeded No. 1 in Rio and coming off a 14th Grand Slam championship together at Wimbledon a month ago.