Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Gold Zone: Tennis at the London Summer Olympics 2012

The Gold Medalists in tennis have been decided at the XXX Olympic Games in London.

Men's Singles
Andy Murray (GBR) defeated Roger Federer (SUI), 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Murray became the first Brit since Josiah Ritchie in 1908 to win an Olympic Gold Medal in singles at tennis.

Women's Singles
Serena Williams (USA) crushed Maria Sharapova (RUS), 6-0, 6-1.

Serena became only the second women in tennis history, after Stefi Graff, to achieve the Career Gold Slam -- winning each of the four Grand Slams and Tennis Gold at the Olympics.

Women's Doubles
Serena and Venus Williams (USA) prevailed over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-4, 6-4. 

It was the third doubles gold for the Williams sisters, who also won in 2000 and 2008. 

Added to their respective singles gold medals, Serena and Venus became the first tennis players in history to attain four gold medals.

Men's Doubles
The Bryan Brothers (Mike and Bob) (USA) took out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Lodra (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (2). 

The Bryan Brothers added to their illustrious tennis career in doubles by notching Olympic Gold.

Mixed Doubles
Victoria Azarenka and Max Miryni (BLR) beat Laura Robson and Andy Murray (GBR), 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8). 

It was their first Gold Medal, and followed up Azarenka's Bronze Medal which she just won in women's singles.

Tennis at the Olympics

Tennis has achieved unparalleled success at these Olympic Games.  All the very best players competed for their country and showcased our sport to the world.

Congratulations to all the winners, players, and supporters at the XXX Olympic Games - and also to London for hosting the tennis competition at the legendary All England Club in Wimbledon.

Everyone at the Games deserved a medal for their proud representation of both their country and the spirit of tennis.

And their lesson for all of us is --- whatever you do in life, always "go for the gold."

Well done,

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