Wimbledon, England – Newly-crowned singles gold medalist Serena Williams and her sister Venus posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the fourth-seeded Czech tandem of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka on Centre Court to capture the gold medal in the women's doubles final.
Sunday's clash was a rematch of last month's Wimbledon doubles final, which the Americans also won in straight sets.
The Williams sisters totaled six aces and 35 winners on their way to a third Olympic gold medal in doubles. They also captured the title at the Sydney Games in 2000 and again four years ago in Beijing.
Serena, who lost only one game to Russia's Maria Sharapova in the singles gold medal match on Saturday, and Venus became the first two tennis players, male or female, in history to win four Olympic gold medals. Venus also won singles gold in Sydney.
With the victory, Serena became the first woman in history to win the career golden slam in both singles and doubles.
"Well, for us it's so exciting in this Olympics winning the gold together. For me it was amazing to watch Serena from the stands and see her complete the golden slam," Venus said. "So it's been amazing for us. We've been winning this title since 2000, but it's easier said than done. We come in as the favorites, but it's not a given. We fought hard. Our opponents played well. They're very talented. We're glad to keep the medal for us. It was great."
Hlavackova and Hradecka went 0-for-4 on their break-point chances.
The third-seeded Russian tandem of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova won the bronze by rallying for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over the top-seeded American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.