Oh, our boo is gone. Her racket will no longer dance to the tune of Samba. And to think that her and sister, Venus Williams, got knocked out from the Doubles game on day two of the Olympics makes this shocking exit sour rays-tu-pawa 2. Chai…Serena is out of Rio
The world number one had been hoping to add to the gold medal that she won in London in 2012 but her serve let her down as she was outplayed by the 15th seed, who had needed three sets to defeat Great Britain’s Heather Watson in the previous round.
Williams won just four points behind her second serve as Svitolina broke twice for a one-set advantage and she looked on course for a routine win when moving a break ahead during the early stages of the second set.
The American hit back to level at 3-3 but double faults were being conceded with regularity and Svitolina was able to strike twice more to register a famous 6-4 6-3 win.
Svitolina will now play Petra Kvitova for a place in the semi-finals.
Many congrats to Svitolina, she just dethroned the throne herself.
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