Serena and Venus Williams knocked out of doubles’ play by Czech duo at US Open
Serena and Venus Williams were knocked all the way out of the doubles play at the U.S. Open. The two will face off against the Czechs in the second round on Saturday.
The women’s pair of Serena Williams and Venus Williams have fallen to the Czech Republic on the men’s tour. It marks the first time a women’s doubles team has been eliminated in five sets by the country since the U.S. Open was first contested in 1881.
With the victory by a 3-1 score, the Williams duo is now two wins shy of the first win in singles for both women at the U.S. Open. Both have never before won a singles match at the grand slam, and they will square off against fellow former doubles partner Juan Martin del Potro and Kei Nishikori on Saturday.
Williams and del Potro will face each other in the first round when they play against the Czechs, who defeated the duo in a close loss earlier in the tournament.
The Williams twins are now on a winless streak on the men’s tour. They’ve had only a 1-2 record against former team-mate and current world number three Novak Djokovic.
Williams and del Potro were also knocked out of the singles play by the Czechs, who defeated the two players in three sets in the 2012 U.S. Open, and they were then eliminated in doubles by the country.
The Czechs also had their own bad luck with the Williams twins, who were eliminated in the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open by Serena, who had never dropped a single set on her way to the final.
The Williams sisters had the women’s doubles at the U.S. Open on Saturday, but the tournament was not the same. They lost to third seeded Czech pair Karolina Pliskova and Lucie Safarova in