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LONDON 2012: Golden Girls – Venus & Serena Win historic fourth doubles gold

LONDON 2012: Golden Girls – Venus & Serena Win historic fourth doubles gold

Serena and Venus Williams (USA) today became the first tennis players in history to win four Olympic gold medals when they defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 64 64 in the women’s doubles final at Wimbledon.   This was their third Olympic women’s doubles title together, following victories at Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.  They didn’t play together at Athens 2004, as Serena Williams was forced to miss the event with a knee injury.

Venus Williams also won the singles gold medal at Sydney 2000, while Serena won the London 2012 singles gold on Saturday.

Only one player, man or woman, has won more than four tennis medals of any colour: Kathleen McKane (GBR) won five medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze) in 1920 and 1924.

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