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    Serena out of Rio tennis
    Aug10

    Serena out of Rio tennis

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Defending champion and world number one Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the Olympic Games Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Rio 2016: Serena Williams crashes out Olympics
    Aug10

    Rio 2016: Serena Williams crashes out Olympics

    Williams was visibly frustrated throughout the match as she struggling to find her range, making 37 unforced errors compared to 17 by Svitolina. Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday, August 9, after a shock defeat to Ukraine’s Elina...

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina
    Aug10

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shanking shots of all sorts, including five — yes, five! — double-faults in one game alone, Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in a real shocker Tuesday, ending the No. 1-seeded...

    Serena Williams shocked by Elina Svitolina in straight sets
    Aug10

    Serena Williams shocked by Elina Svitolina in straight sets

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 9, 2016 (AFP) – Defending champion and world number one Serena Williams was sent crashing out of the Olympic Games Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.Defeat for the 34-year-old American robbed her of the chance to secure a fifth gold medal and her 2016 Games are now over after she and sister Venus...

    Olympics: Muguruza crashes as Murray, Nadal breeze in Rio
    Aug10

    Olympics: Muguruza crashes as Murray, Nadal breeze in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Garbine Muguruzas post-French Open slump continued Tuesday when she crashed out of the Olympics while Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal made the third round, happy to avoid Novak Djokovics fate.Third seed Muguruza slipped to a worrying 6-1, 6-1 loss to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, the world number 34.Puig, 22, closed in on...

    Serena stunned by Svitolina
    Aug10

    Serena stunned by Svitolina

    World number one Serena Williams became the latest casualty at the Rio Olympics, losing to Elina Svitolina in the third round. Seemingly bothered by a shoulder injury, the 22-time grand slam champion suffered a surprise 6-4 6-3 defeat at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Tuesday. Williams joined Novak Djokovic, who is out of the singles and doubles,...

    US to Turkey: Back off
    Aug10

    US to Turkey: Back off

    The Obama administration has a message for Turkey: Tone it down. A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed frustration that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had yet to visit his country in the wake of a failed coup attempt, a State Department official said the U.S. is increasingly concerned about the language emanating from...

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe
    Aug10

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe

    On July 20, the assassination of a well-respected journalist in Kyiv shook post-revolutionary Ukraine in a way that even the war a few hundred miles away could not. Killed by a car bomb in the city center, Pavel Sheremet lived the liberal-democratic… …read more Source: The...

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual
    Aug10

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual

    After a collision going for one of the signed souvenirs earlier Tuesday, organizers are now pulling a child out of the stands and having a member of the winning team hand them the ball. The new system makes for feel-good video and eliminates the chaos of fans fighting for the ball. The International Olympic Committee has stripped a Ukrainian...

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India
    Aug10

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India

    The Indian Navy will receive three new Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia by 2018, the defence publication Janes reports, citing sources. The three frigates had been scheduled to join the Russian Navy’s fleet in the Black Sea. But the dispute with Ukraine left the three frigates without marine-gas turbine engines, Janes pointed...