Johannesburg, Aug 10 : World number one Serena Williams' quest for a fifth Olympic gold medal ended in disappointment after being beaten by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the third round of the women's singles event at the Rio Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
The defending champion, who appeared to have a shoulder problem, suffered a 4-6, 3-6 defeat at the hands of Svitolina, who will next face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova for a place in the semi-finals, Sport24 reported.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 : World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics.
"It was a great opportunity. It didn't work out the way I wanted it to be, but at least I was able to make it to Rio. That was one of my goals," the reigning Olympic gold medallist said on Tuesday, reports Efe news.
"It was awesome and fun, but it's over now," said the 35-year-old tennis superstar.
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 : In a major upset in the women's tennis doubles at Rio Olympics, Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova defeated defending gold medallists Serena and Venus Williams of America 6-3, 6-4.
The surprise win on Sunday ends the US hegemony. The Williams sisters had won three gold medals together in London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Sydney 2000, reports Efe.
Safarova and Strycova, who arrived in Rio with 10 consecutive victories, seemed to play with faith and delivered a great game.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug.4 : World tennis's standalone women's star Serena Willaims of the United States says Indian doubles specialist Sania Mirza has the ability to turn on the magic in the company of any partner.
Serena, the winner of four Olympic gold medals, says Mirza could make it to the podium in these Olympic Games if she finds her touch in the tennis competition that gets underway on Saturday.
Mirza is currently the highest-ranked woman doubles player, having stamped her authority in Grand Slam and other top-notch tournaments.
London, Aug 1 : Tennis icon Serena Williams, who has her own clothing line, says she would have loved to be a full-time designer but she feels fashion shows need a lot of work.
The 34-year-old, who has been crowned Wimbledon champion seven times, says if she was not a successful tennis player, she would have wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry and design her own fashion range, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Johannesburg, July 13 : Tennis legend Billie Jean King believes that current world number one Serena Williams can etch her name into history books as 'the greatest of all time' if she can add a couple of major titles in her kitty.
Williams equalled Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam titles after defeating Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the Wimbledon women's singles final on Saturday. The American now remains two short of Margaret Court's all-time record of
Johannesburg, July 11 : Former Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf has showered praise on world number one Serena Williams after she equalled the German's long-standing Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon 2016.
Serena lifted her seventh Wimbledon title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber at the All England Club on Saturday.
Describing Serena's performance as `incredible`, Graf said that it was amazing to watch the top-ranked player adding another feather in her cap, Sport24 reported.
California, July 9 : World number one Serena Williams will aim to fulfill her long-standing quest of equaling Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles when she will take on reigning Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon women's singles final here today.
It will be a perfect opportunity for defending champion Serena to take revenge of her Australian Open loss by beating Kerber in her ninth Wimbledon final.
Earlier, Kerber defeated Serena's elder sister Venus Williams in straight sets to once again set up a summit showdown clash against the top-ranked player.
Johannesburg, June 29 : World number one Serena Williams has admitted that she felt extremely sad to see world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day joining the chorus of players pulling out of the upcoming Rio Olympics over increasing concerns about the Zika virus.
Explaining the rationale behind the decision, Day had stated that he was concerned about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks it may present to his wife's future pregnancies and to future members of his family.
london, June 8 : Serena Williams has opened up about her relationship with former boyfriend Drake and said that he should not have been blamed for her US Open defeat.
In a recent interview with the July issue of Glamour magazine, the 34-year-old ace tennis player said that it was not fair enough to blame the rapper for her loss to Roberta Vinci at the US Open semi-finals last September, Mirror reports.
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