RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Defending champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the Olympic Games on Tuesday (Aug 9), losing 4-6, 3-6 to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.
Defeat for the 34-year-old American robbed her of the chance to secure a fifth gold medal and her 2016 Games are now over after she and sister Venus were deposed as doubles champions in the first round.
Svitolina, 21, will face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova for a place in the semi-finals.
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