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USA beats USA for gold in mixed doubles; Venus ties 82-year-old record in loss

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Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands came back from a first set loss to take the gold medal from fellow American mixed doubles pair Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram on Sunday in Rio.

Williams and Ram won the first set 7-6, but Sock and Mattek-Sands went 6-1 in the second.

The third set went 10-7, and Mattek-Sands, in her stars and stripes socks, celebrated a gold medal with partner Sock.

With the silver medal, Venus tied Kathleen McKane for most medals in tennis. McKane won one gold out of her five medals in the 1920s. Williams has four gold and a silver. Her four gold are tied with sister Serena for most golds in Olympic tennis history.

Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic took bronze.

Tennis: USA’s Sock first seed to be eliminated from Olympics

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Jack Sock has the misfortune of his first Olympic match being a first for this year’s Games.

The American, 23, was ousted  by Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of men’s singles in Rio on Saturday.

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Sock is ranked No. 25 in the world, almost 100 spots higher than victorious Daniel.

Daniel moves on to face Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund in the second round.