Serena Williams eliminated in third round upset


USA's Serena Williams in action against Russia's Elena Vesnina REUTERS/Toby Melville
USA's Serena Williams in action against Russia's Elena Vesnina REUTERS/Toby Melville

Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday (August 9) after a shock defeat to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

Svitolina, who is ranked 20th in the world, stunned the London Games gold medallist 6-4 6-3 to record a memorable victory against the American, who has won 22 grand slam singles titles.

Svitolina will face Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the quarter finals.

Williams was visibly frustrated throughout the match as she struggling to find her range, making 37 unforced errors compared to 17 by Svitolina.

Late in the second set, Williams served five double faults in a single game, which drew gasps from a shocked audience.

Williams, who has won three women’s doubles Olympic titles with sister Venus, was also eliminated with her sister from the doubles on Sunday.

 

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Treasury allocates Ksh 4.5 B for procurement of vaccines

Avatar
Story By Reuters
More by this author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *