Venus williams beaten in opening round of olympics 2016

Venus williams beaten in opening round of olympics 2016

Venus Williams' hopes of winning another Olympic gold medal now limited as she lost to 62nd-ranked Kirsten Flipkens. "I've never played the Olympics before so it was already a dream coming true for me to come here," Flipkens said.

"I qualified for it, I worked a year for this, not to get medal but just to qualify and come here, but then to beat Venus Williams, one of the biggest champions in our history, on center court, gives me goose bumps all over the place."

36-year-old Venus Williams sister to world number 1, Serena williams had won singles gold at Sydney 2000, but her three other Olympic titles are in the doubles with younger sister Serena. They will defend their crown from London 2012 in Brazil, starting with Sunday's match against Safarova and Barbora Strycova.

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