Williams sisters Serena and Venus win gold medal at London Olympics Tennis Women’s DoublesBy Angel Cuala on Aug 5, 2012 in Europe, Sports, Tennis •
Updated: January 23, 2013 10:35 p.m.
Serena Williams (left) and Venus Williams,
after winning the gold medal at London
2012 Olympics Tennis Women’s Doubles
Image Credit: Stefan Warmuth/Reuters
Sisters Serena and Venus Williams of USA won their 3rd Olympic gold medal on Sunday, August 5, 2012, after beating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic, less than a day after Serena Williams won the gold medal in the single’s event and completed her career Golden Slam.
As noted at the official website of the London 2012 Olympics that day, the Williams sisters easily won against the Czech pair in the Tennis Women’s Doubles event, 6-4, 6-4, held at the All England Club; and became the first players to win four Olympic tennis titles.
According to the report at Guardian, the American sisters broke serve in the very first game under a closed roof, but take the opening set despite being forced to save more than one break-back point. The match was notably similar to the Wimbledon finals last month, where they also won in straight sets on Centre Court.
On the other hand, Hlavackova and Hradecka had chances to break early in the second set before dropping serve themselves in game five, with the Williams sisters also winning the doubles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
On Saturday, Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova of Russia for the single’s event, 6-4, and 6-4; and has completed a career Golden Slam in singles. She is only the second woman to do so, after Steffi Graf of Germany achieved it during the 1988 Olympics.
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