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Williams sisters upset in doubles

Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic doubles match for the first time, stunned in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Games by the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.

3-time gold medallists were 15-0 in Olympic matches

Serena Williams, left, and sister Venus lost their opening match of the women's doubles bracket, ending their 15-match winning streak at the Olympics. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic doubles match for the first time, stunned in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro Games by the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.

The Williams sisters entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in women's doubles every time they entered the event: in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

The American duo was seeded No. 1 in Rio and coming off a 14th Grand Slam championship together at Wimbledon a month ago.

Williams sisters lose for first time in Olympic tennis doubles
Williams sisters lose for first time in Olympic tennis doubles

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