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The Williams sisters had mixed fortunes during the tennis third round games played on the 1st of August. Serena won the game against Russian Vera Zvonareva, and reached the Olympic quarterfinals. A round that will not be played by her sister Venus, who was defeated by German Angelique Kerber.
Serena Williams beat number 13 seeded Vera Zvonareva in a 51 minute game. In that short time the American destroyed Russian player by both clear 6-1 and 6-0 scores. Williams hit 32 winners to three for the Russian.
Williams has become the biggest nightmare for Vera Zvonareva, who was also defeated by the American in the 2010 Wimbledon final.
In the three matches played so far, Serena has only lost 10 games. She made declarations in the aftermath in which said that her older sister Venus is her inspiration: “I was inspired by her. I watched her and I said, ‘Serena, you need to play better or she’s getting the gold’.”
But Serena will not have to worry about her sister anymore, since Venus got eliminated by number 7 seeded German Angelique Kerber. The scores were 7-6 for the first set and again 7-6 for the second one.
However, Venus does not say goodbye to the Olympics, since she will still have to play with her sister Serena in doubles, where they are in the quarterfinals.
Now the hopes for U.S. women tennis are deposited in the third-time Olympian Serena, the winner of two gold medals in doubles and 14 major titles, but who still has not won a singles medal in any Olympic competition.