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Tennis at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 15, 2004
Date Finished: August 22, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: CHN China-1
Silver: ESP Spain-2
Bronze: ARG Argentina

Summary

Because of injuries to Serena Williams, the Williams' sisters were not back to defend their title. Venus Williams competed with Chanda Rubin, but they lost in the first round. The top seed was the Russian pair of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Yelena Likhovtseva, but they won only one match before going out. The final was won by the eighth seeds, Li Ting and Sun Tiantian of China. Prior to Athens, together they had played in only one Grand Slam tournament. They defeated the second seeds, the relatively ancient pair of Conchita Martínez and Vivi Ruano of Spain, whose combined age was 63 years in Athens. Ruano was a doubles specialist, who won 38 titles and eight Grand Slams in her career, always partnering Argentina's Paola Suárez, which was not possible at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 China-1 CHN Gold
2 Spain-2 ESP Silver
3 Argentina ARG Bronze
4 Japan-2 JPN
5T France-1 FRA
5T Australia-1 AUS
5T United States-2 USA
5T China-2 CHN
9T Russia-1 RUS
9T Japan-1 JPN
9T Colombia COL
9T Italy-1 ITA
9T Croatia CRO
9T France-2 FRA
9T Switzerland SUI
9T Italy-2 ITA
17T Czech Republic CZE
17T Slovenia-1 SLO
17T Hungary-1 HUN
17T Spain-1 ESP
17T Estonia EST
17T Luxembourg LUX
17T Slovakia-1 SVK
17T United States-1 USA
17T Russia-2 RUS
17T Indonesia INA
17T Greece GRE
17T Ukraine UKR
17T Slovakia-2 SVK
17T Slovenia-2 SLO
17T Australia-2 AUS
17T Hungary-2 HUN