Social Media Review: Home teams, tough matches highlight Thursday in Rio
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Brazil's Larissa and Talita started off the day on Centre Court, and they quickly got the 2-0 win over Japan.
Agatha and Duda debuted on Centre Court in the morning, and were happy with their 2-0 win over the Dutch team of Flier/Van Iersel.
An 0-2 loss to Brazil's Juliana/Carol left Switzerland's Anouk Vergé-Dépré disappointed with her team's start.
Spain's Pablo Herrera and Adrián Gavira went the distance to get the win over Chile's Grimalt cousins.
A big third set helped Russia's Nikita Liamin and Viacheslav Krasilnikov defeat a Cuban team that's been playing very tough as of late.
Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes got two wins on Thursday in Pool F, and that was big for the team!
For the Rio 2016 gold medallists, Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, a tough day finished with two wins in Pool B.
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