Venus ousted by Angelique Kerber

Updated: August 1, 2012, 6:40 PM ET
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WIMBLEDON, England -- Playing Olympic tennis twice a day proved too much for Venus Williams, and her workload at Wimbledon now will be a lot lighter.

Williams squandered a lead in each set Wednesday and lost her third-round match to No. 7-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

Seeking a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis, Williams still has a shot with sister Serena in doubles. They play in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Venus looked sharp in the first ...

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