Rio 2016: Two Pairs Of Tennis Playing Siblings Crash Out Of The Olympics

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  • Tokyo Games
    Tokyo Games
  • Jamie Murray
    Jamie Murray
    British tennis player
  • Williams sisters
    Doubles partnership between Venus and Serena Williams
  • Thomaz Bellucci
    Brazilian tennis player
Andy and Jamie Murray: out (Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters)
Andy and Jamie Murray: out (Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters)

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Drama in the tennis as two famous tennis families failed to progress at the Rio Games on Sunday.

Great Britain’s Andy and Jamie Murray went out in the men’s doubles after losing to Brazil’s unseeded Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa.

Meanwhile, Serena and Venus Williams, three-time women’s doubles Olympic champions, crashed out in the women’s doubles to Czech pair Barbora Strycova.

The latter is a genuine shock: the Williams sisters won their first women’s doubles title in 2000 Sydney Games and repeated the feat at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games.

Serena and Venus Williams: out (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Serena and Venus Williams: out (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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