After the Mens No. 1 elimination, the number 1 in the Women category was eliminated as well.
With the elimination of Serena Williams, the surprises keep on rolling, since Novak Djokovic was surprisingly eliminated in the first round by Juan Martin Del Potro.
Namely, Serena Williams will not be able to defend her Olympic Gold from London 2012 as she was not able to pass by the great Ukranian Elena Svitolina, who dominated the entire match and defeated Serena in straight sets 6:4 and 6:3, after only 1 hour and 12 minutes of play.
The elimination of Serena Williams was no surprise at all as the American showed poor performance throughout the match, collecting a total of 37 unforced errors, including 8 double service errors.
Simply put, the 22 Grand slam title holder and the 4 time Olympic Gold medal holder was far from her top form as she slipped from one error into another thoughout the 72 minutes of the match.
Although the number of unforced errors, the nervousness and poor play of Serena Williams could at some point be understandable, the fans at the Central court were simply shocked to see the great champion losing the game after she served five double service errors in one game….
On the other side, Svitolina came to a sensational triumph, probably the greatest of her career, after only 9 winners, while the remaining 63 points came as a present from the, aforementioned, 37 unforced and 17 forced errors of Serena Williams.
Before the match, Serena Williams has a score of 4:0 against Elena Svitolina, but this defeat, she will most certainly remember for a long time.
Serena William and her sister Venus Williams saw an early exit in the doubles as well, as they were defeated by the Czech Republic pair Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in the first round of the doubles tournament.
The other quarte finals matches:
(15) Elena Svitolina (Ukraine) – (11) Petra Kvitova (Czech R.)
Monica Puig (Portugal) – Laura Siegemund (Germany)
(7) Medison Keys (USA) – Daria Kasatkina (Russia)
(2) Angelique Kerber (Germany) – (10) Johanna Konta (United Kingdom)
Words By: Admir Aljic