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2012 London Olympics: Serena And Venus Williams Win Third Straight Women's Doubles Gold

Serena and Venus Williams took their third consecutive gold medal in women's doubles Sunday with a straight-sets victory over the Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

The Williams sisters now are the only tennis players in Olympic history with four gold medals. Serena earned her first singles gold Saturday with an easy win over Russia's Maria Sharapova.

It took Serena and Venus just over an hour and a half at the All England Club to dispatch the Czechs, 6-4, 6-4, on their way to an unprecedented third consecutive doubles gold medal.

Serena and Venus hit 35 winners (12 unforced errors) compared to the Czechs' 26 (11 errors) and won a solid 78 percent of their first serve points, while the Czechs won just 66 percent of those points. Hlavackova and Hradecka failed to win a single break point in their four tries, while the Williams' took two of six.

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