Venus Williams Settles For Silver In Mixed Doubles Final

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Venus Williams has missed out on becoming the first tennis player to win five Olympic gold medals when she and partner Rajeev Ram were defeated in an all-American mixed doubles final in Rio on Sunday.

Williams, who teamed up with Ram at short notice for the tournament, looked on course for a fifth gold when taking the first set.

But she had to settle for silver after fellow Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock downed the 36-year-old and Ram 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 10-7 to grab the gold.

‘You always go into a match trying to win it and you never know if you are going to be able to cross that line,’ said Williams, who had to be content with a record-equaling fifth medal in total.

‘So I really feel just excited that we played really well the whole tournament.’

She added: ‘I’m excited that we had chances and put ourselves in a position to win that match and you can’t ask for more.

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