8 images capture America's dying soul as Venus and Serena Williams lose Olympic doubles

8 images capture America's dying soul as Venus and Serena Williams lose Olympic doubles
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Venus and Serena Williams lost in the first round of tennis doubles at the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sunday.

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And with that, the United States is officially over. 

Venus Williams, reacting to a lost point on Sunday
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Nothing is good in the world.

Serena Williams, also reacting to a lost point on Sunday
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Before their defeat at the hands of Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, the Williams sisters were undefeated in doubles across three separate Olympics. 

Venus and Serena Williams celebrate their first Olympic gold medal for tennis doubles, Sydney, 2000.
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Their record as a team was a dominant 15-0, with gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Games, the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012 London Games. 

Venus and Serena Williams celebrate their gold medal victory in London, 2012.
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Sunday's loss eliminated them from competition in Rio and brought their record to 15-1.

Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova celebrate a point against Venus and Serena Williams on Sunday
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Now, we must wake up every day in a world where the Williams sisters are no longer the unstoppable Olympic juggernaut we once knew them to be.

These GIFs illustrate how we feel about this — you, me, all of us.

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Serena is now our main hope for redemption as she continues her own fight for singles gold this week.

Serena Williams, Rio 2016
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No matter how that turns out, America still loves you both.

Read more:
• Leslie Jones Has the Only Twitter Account You Need to Follow During the Rio 2016 Olympics
• Rio 2016 Olympics: 14 Photos That Show You The Other Side of Rio de Janeiro
• When Does Serena Williams Play Next? Here's the US Tennis Champion's Rio Olympics Schedule

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