: Ukraine's Svitolina kicks world number one Serena Williams out of Olympics

09:48 Aug. 10, 2016

Ukraine's Svitolina kicks world number one Serena Williams out of Olympics

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine shakes hands with Serena Williams of the US after their Women's Singles Third Round match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Getty Images)

"I couldn't even dream of beating Williams", Svitolina said

World number one female tennis player Serena Williams unexpectedly lost to Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in her third-round Olympic singles match on Tuesday, August 9. The loss ended William's run at Rio. 

Read also: Ukraine has its first medal at Rio Olympics

Serena couldn't hide her disappointment after losing to Svitolina 6-4, 6-3, but praised her opponent. 

"It's obviously disappointing but, you know, she played really well and I think the better player today won," Williams said, according to CBC.ca. 

"It's unreal. Beating Serena Williams is something really special. I've always wanted to play against her, but victory... I couldn't even dream of it", Svitolina shared her excitement after the game. 

Read also: 2016 Rio Olympics Ukrainian schedule: August 8 (infographics)

Svitolina's emotions after the victory (source: facebook.com/olympicua)

Svitolina, who is the WTA rank 20th, will now face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.

The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 10. 

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