Venus and Serena Williams have won the Olympic gold medal in women's doubles!
The Williamses beat the Spanish duo Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday's final.
For the second time in two tries, Venus and Serena won the doubles gold, beating a team from Spain. They did the same thing eight years ago in Sydney. And they did it in similar fashion Sunday.
"I'm so excited, I can't even speak,"
said the 28-year-old Venus, who has already won seven doubles Grand Slam titles and a gold medal in Sydney alongside younger sister Serena.
"To share this kind of moment with your sister,"
Venus said, "it never grows old."
The victory by the Williams sisters made it five of six for U.S. women since tennis rejoined the Olympics in Seoul in 1988. Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison won then, followed by Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez, not related, in the next two Olympics, followed by the Williamses in 2000.
The bronze went to Yan Zi and Zheng Jie of China, who delivered the host country's only tennis medal by beating Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-2, 6-2.
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