Fresh off a win at Wimbledon, the Williams sisters seemed poised to take home an Olympic gold for the fourth time. On Sunday, hopes for a four-peat were dashed when the sisters lost in the first round to Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova.
This is the first time the dominant duo has ever lost a match at the Olympics. They won gold together at the in 2000, 2008, and 2012. And they've lost in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament only once in the past 16 years.
Serena, however, is still in the singles competition. The 22-time Grand Slam Champion defeated her first opponent, Australia’s Daria Gavrilova, and will play again on Monday.
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