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Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

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Events:
Phases:

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.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: NED Netherlands
Bronze: BEL Belgium

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Netherlands NED Silver
3 Belgium BEL Bronze
4 Belarus BLR
5T France FRA
5T Venezuela VEN
5T Thailand THA
5T Hungary HUN
9T Ukraine UKR
9T Russia RUS
9T Argentina ARG
9T Slovakia SVK
9T Australia AUS
9T Japan JPN
9T Brazil BRA
9T Spain ESP
17T Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Canada CAN
17T Slovenia SLO
17T Italy ITA
17T Switzerland SUI
17T South Korea KOR
17T Croatia CRO
17T India IND
17T Great Britain GBR
17T Colombia COL
17T Indonesia INA
17T South Africa RSA
17T China CHN
17T Austria AUT
17T Czech Republic CZE