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Tennis at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

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Events:

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.

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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