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Tennis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Doubles

Tennis at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Center, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Russia-2
Silver: SUI Switzerland
Bronze: CZE Czech Republic-1


For the doubles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of two pairs per nation. The 24 best players qualified for Rio with eight more places being awarded by the International Tennis Federation. No two players from the same country started within the same section of the draw, which consisted of four sections of eight pairs, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

Sisters [Serena] and [Venus Williams] came to Rio having won 15 consecutive Olympic doubles matches playing together, but that came to a halt when they lost their first round match to the Czech pair [Lucie Šafářová] and [Barbora Strýcová]. The Russian duo [Yekaterina Makarova] and [Yelena Vesnina] won the gold medal, defeating [Timea Bacsinszky] and [Martina Hingis] from Switzerland in the final 6-4, 6-4. The loss meant Hingis failed to win her career Golden Slam.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Russia-2 RUS Gold
2 Switzerland SUI Silver
3 Czech Republic-1 CZE Bronze
4 Czech Republic-2 CZE
5T Italy ITA
5T Spain-1 ESP
5T Chinese Taipei TPE
5T Russia-1 RUS
9T Canada CAN
9T China-2 CHN
9T Belgium BEL
9T Romania-2 ROU
9T United States-2 USA
9T Great Britain GBR
9T China-1 CHN
9T Japan JPN
17T United States-1 USA
17T Poland POL
17T Ukraine-2 UKR
17T Germany-2 GER
17T Brazil BRA
17T Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Hungary HUN
17T Australia-2 AUS
17T Australia-1 AUS
17T Spain-2 ESP
17T Serbia SRB
17T Romania-1 ROU
17T Ukraine-1 UKR
17T India IND
17T Germany-1 GER
17T France FRA