Venus, Serena Williams aim for fourth doubles gold medal in Rio

Monday May 9th, 2016

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Serena Williams plans to team up with her older sister, Venus, for a fourth Olympic doubles gold medal, which would be a record.

“Obviously we would love to play in the Olympics. I love playing with Venus. She's the best partner, and hopefully she feels the same about me. We make a great team,” Serena said on Sunday. “Hopefully we'll be able to at least win a couple of matches here, just shake off the dust and keep playing.”

The Williams sisters won doubles gold at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Serena missed the 2004 Olympics due to a knee injury and Venus was paired with Chanda Rubin. Williams and Rubin failed to advance out of the first round and did not medal in Athens.

Serena has won the last two Olympic singles titles. Venus was the 2000 Olympic singles champion.

On Monday, they competed together for the first time since 2014 and lost to Andreja Klepac and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in their first match.

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Serena has not decided on a mixed doubles partner.

Serena missed the Madrid Open due to a fever and has not won an ATP title since the Cincinnati Open in August 2015.

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