Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): New South Wales Tennis Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 21, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The Williams' sisters, [Serena] and [Venus], had both been ranked #1 in the world in singles. At major championships they originally did not also play doubles, because of the stress of playing both events, usually to the final. But in 1999, they won the French and US Opens and in 2000, won the Wimbledon doubles crown. In Sydney, they easily won the gold medal, dominating the final, 6-1, 6-1, over the Dutch team of [Kristie Boogert] and [Miriam Oremans]. Venus also won the singles gold medal in Sydney, making her the first Olympic tennis player to win two gold medals at a single Olympics since Helen Wills in 1924.