Serena Williams Loses in Two Sets to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina

USA's Serena Williams reacts after losing a point during her women's third round singles tennis match agaisnt Ukraine's Elina Svitolina at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. / AFP / Luis Acosta        (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Loses in Two Sets to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina

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Serena Williams Loses in Two Sets to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina

Serena Williams lost in two sets to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the third round of the Olympics. “Svitolina has simply been the better player,” wrote ESPN’s Kurt Streeter, when Serena was in trouble. “Lively feet, heavy forehand. Serena by comparison looks a bit slow to react.”

This was the moment when it was apparent Serena might not be able to rebound:

Serena has been battling a shoulder injury, but this result was nevertheless a surprise.

 

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