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.
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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