Serena Williams wins London 2012 Olympic Gold title

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 4th, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Serena Williams of the United States of America competes against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the gold medal match of the Women’s Singles Tennis on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women’s singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

The unstoppable American, who dropped just 16 games in her five singles matches en route to the final, has now completed the “golden slam” – winning all four majors as well as an Olympic singles gold.

She took just 62 minutes to wrap up her win over number three seed Sharapova, securing her victory with an ace.
Earlier Belarussian Victoria Azarenka claimed the bronze, with a 6-3 6-4 win over Sharapova’s fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.

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