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Williams sisters capture Olympic doubles gold medal for the third time

In a rematch of their recent Wimbledon doubles final, the Williams sisters again defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to become the first tennis players in history to win four Olympic gold medals – they have won three doubles gold medals and each of them has won the singles gold (Venus in Sydney in 2000 and Serena just yesterday in London).

The unseeded Williamses held 34 of 36 service games in beating three seeded teams, among others, en route to the final in which they confidently defeated seeds No.4 Hlavackova and Hradecka 6-4 6-4.

The sisters have also won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles together, keeping an impressive 13-0 win-loss record in Grand Slam finals.

Interestingly, three WTA singles semifinalists took some doubles medal. Besides Serena, Victoria Azarenka, bronze medalist in singles, took gold in mixed doubles with Max Mirnyi, while Maria Kirilenko, who lost the bronze medal match to Azarenka, won bronze in women’s doubles, defeating No. 1 seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond with Nadia Petrova. (info and photo via WTA Tour)

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