Serena and Venus Williams have one again won Olympic Gold, this time playing on the familiar Wimbledon courts where they have racked up numerous grand slam titles. The win comes just one day after Serena won singles gold.
The sisters defeated the Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka with a final score of 6-4, 6-4.
After the match Venus Williams said:
“We all talk about this, ‘We have so many medals,’ but to be able to add to that, it’s like an unbelievable feeling. You know that in that count, there you are. It feels amazing.”
Venue went on to add of Team USA’s tennis performances:
“It’s great because America’s added three gold medals to our medal count just in the tennis. I feel great to be a part of this U.S. team this year.”
By winning on Saturday Serena also became the first double gold medalist in Tennis since the 2000 Sydney Games.
Serena also tied a record, by defeating Maria Sharapova on Saturday she became only the second player to win the “Golden Slam” which includes the Olympics and the four majors. The other player to claim a Golden Slam was Steffi Graf during the 2000 Syndney Games.
Realizing that she had tied Graf’s feat Williams said:
“Crazy. I’m always copying her. I forgot that she did it in Sydney and I do it here. We’re the same doubles team, we just split this to singles, so it’s cool.”
Williams and Graf share something else in common, they both have four Olympic gold medals.
The gold medal for the Serena-Venus doubles match was the first to be won indoors since the 1912 Stockholm Games.