Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Newly-crowned singles gold medalist
Serena Williams and her sister Venus posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the
fourth-seeded Czech tandem of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka on Centre
Court to capture the gold medal in the women's doubles final.
Sunday's clash was a rematch of last month's Wimbledon doubles final, which
the Americans also won in straight sets.
The Williams sisters totaled six aces and 35 winners on their way to a third
Olympic gold medal in doubles. They also captured the title at the Sydney
Games in 2000 and again four years ago in Beijing.
Serena, who lost only one game to Russia's Maria Sharapova in the singles gold
medal match on Saturday, and Venus became the first two tennis players, male
or female, in history to win four Olympic gold medals. Venus also won singles
gold in Sydney.
With the victory, Serena became the first woman in history to win the career
golden slam in both singles and doubles.
Hlavackova and Hradecka went 0-for-4 on their break-point chances.
The top-seeded American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond will take on the
third-seeded Russian tandem of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova for the
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