Rio 2016 has had plenty of shocking upsets on the tennis court, as Novak Djokovic was eliminated from singles competition while Serena Williams and Venus Williams lost their chance at doubles gold. There’s plenty more action to see so click to watch!
The second round of tennis at Rio 2016 is underway on Aug. 8. While Venus and Serena will be denied a chance to get another gold medal as a team, Serena will go for the gold in singles competition. Don’t miss a single serve, point, thrilling victory and heartbreaking defeat.
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Serena takes on Alize Cornet of France at 2:15 PM ET. After she and Venus were knocked out of the doubles tournament in the first round, courtesy of Lucie Saforova and Barboora Strycova of the Czech Republic. “It was a really tough match for us and a really tough draw, but we’re used to tough draws,” Serena told reporters afterward, according to CNN. “We honestly didn’t play our best whatsoever tonight. We played terrible and that basically showed in the results.” Serena might be in for some more bad news as her rival, Garbine Muguruza will take on Japan’s Nao Hibino. Could Garbine and Serena clash in the finals?
This singles tournament is the only way Serena’s going to avoid leaving Brazil empty-handed. Sadly, Novak Djokovic won’t be so lucky. The tennis icon was shut out of the gold medal, losing to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Portro, 7-6, 7-6. At least Novak was a good loser. “Delpo was the better player and he deserved to win. That’s sport,” he said.
Andy Murray continues on his roll. The 2016 Wimbledon winner won his opening match against Serbian Viktor Troicki. Sadly, he and his brother, Jamie Murray, were just like the Williams sisters. They were knocked out of the first round of the doubles tournament, thanks to the Brazilian tennis stars, Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa. Will there be any more shocking upsets? Will Serena remind the world why she’s the No. 1 player on the court? There’s only one way to find out.
Who do you think is going to win the tennis gold medal, HollywoodLifers? Will Serena pull a Drake and go back-to-back? Or will she be leaving Brazil sooner than later?