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Tennis at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

Tennis at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Date Started: July 28, 2012
Date Finished: August 5, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA United States-1
Silver: CZE Czech Republic-1
Bronze: RUS Russia-1

Summary

A succession of injuries over the previous 12 months had meant that the defending champions Serena Williams and Venus Williams were unseeded for the Olympic tournament but in truth everybody knew that, providing both were fit and ready, they would be the team to beat.

If the Williams’ sisters run to the gold wasn’t quite as imperious as Serena’s singles campaign, it mattered little and the pair won every set they contested without the need of a tie-break in any one of them. Their victims in the final were the Czech pair of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká who had upset the top seeded American pairing of Liezel Horn-Huber and Lisa Raymond at the semi-final stage. This was the 3rd doubles victory for the Williams clan at the Olympic Games following their wins in 2000 and 2008, a record for the event, and leaves them as the most successful Olympic tennis players of all time. They took their total of Olympic gold to four each which is either an outright Olympic tennis record or puts them level with Max Decugis depending on your view of the status of the 1906 Games.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States-1 USA Gold
2 Czech Republic-1 CZE Silver
3 Russia-1 RUS Bronze
4 United States-2 USA
5T Russia-2 RUS
5T Chinese Taipei TPE
5T China-1 CHN
5T Italy-1 ITA
9T Poland-1 POL
9T Germany-1 GER
9T China-2 CHN
9T Italy-2 ITA
9T Spain-1 ESP
9T Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Germany-2 GER
9T Slovenia SLO
17T Slovakia SVK
17T Great Britain-1 GBR
17T Australia-1 AUS
17T Hungary HUN
17T Argentina ARG
17T India IND
17T Spain-2 ESP
17T Australia-2 AUS
17T France FRA
17T Canada CAN
17T Poland-2 POL
17T Great Britain-2 GBR
17T Romania ROU
17T Georgia GEO
17T Czech Republic-2 CZE