Serena wiped out from Olympics in third round bombshell
RIO: Olympic champion and world number one, Serena Williams was packaged out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis competition in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a stun 6-4 6-3 thrashing to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.
The thrashing by the twentieth positioned Svitolina closures Williams’ Olympic competition, having likewise endured an astonishment misfortune in the copies with more seasoned sister Venus on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Williams, who is not entered in the blended pairs, cut off her media responsibilities after the misfortune, talking just to the official supporters before she came back to the evolving rooms.
Svitolina, who will confront Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals, was over the moon with her first triumph in five gatherings over the 22-times terrific pummel singles victor.
“It’s a stunning feeling for me. This is only an immaculate minute,” said Svitolina.
Williams became progressively disappointed amid the match as she attempted to discover her extent, making 37 unforced blunders contrasted with 17 by the 21-year-old Ukrainian.
Late in the second set, Williams served five twofold blames in a solitary amusement, which drew heaves from a stunned gathering of people.
She took out her disappointments on her racquet, pummeling it into the court surface on no less than two events. Williams’ annihilation came hours after third seed and French Open champion Garbine Muguruza was agitated with Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig.
Germany’s reality number two Angelique Kerber, who beat Williams in the last of the Australian Open in January however lost the Wimbledon last to the American, is presently the most loved for gold.
Williams had won three pairs Olympic titles with Venus. Their first round misfortune to Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova was their first Olympic misfortune in the duplicates.
They won the title in Sydney, did not match up for Athens because of a harm to Serena however recovered the title in Beijing then guarded it in London.
They have likewise won 14 ladies’ copies great pummel titles.