Lisa Raymond’s dream of Olympic gold is down to only Mixed Doubles after the Wayne, Pa. native and her Women’s Doubles partner Liezel Huber lost their semifinal tennis match to the Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.
The world’s No.1-ranked team of Raymond and Huber lost the first set 1-6 before battling back to a second set tiebreaker with the Czechs Friday at Wimbledon. In the tiebreaker the Americans fell behind early and couldn’t recover dropping it 2-7.
Raymond, who turns 39 next week, said before the London Games that Olympic gold is the only thing missing form her trophy case, which already includes 11 Grand Slam doubles championships.
Well Raymond and Huber will still get a chance at bronze, any hope of winning gold for Raymond is left to Mixed Doubles where she joins Mike Bryan to face Argentina’s Gisela Dulko and Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals later Friday.