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Doubles, Women

Date28 July – 5 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationAll-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Participants62 from 21 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

A succession of injuries over the previous 12 months had meant that the defending champions Serena Williams and Venus Williams were unseeded for the Olympic tournament but in truth everybody knew that, providing both were fit and ready, they would be the team to beat. If the Williams’ sisters run to the gold wasn’t quite as imperious as Serena’s singles campaign, it mattered little and the pair won every set they contested without the need of a tie-break in any one of them. Their victims in the final were the Czech pair of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká who had upset the top seeded American pairing of Liezel Horn-Huber and Lisa Raymond at the semi-final stage. This was the 3rd doubles victory for the Williams clan at the Olympic Games following their wins in 2000 and 2008, a record for the event, and leaves them as the most successful Olympic tennis players of all time. They took their total of Olympic gold to four each which is either an outright Olympic tennis record or puts them level with Max Decugis depending on your view of the status of the 1906 Games.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSAGold
2Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZESilver
3Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUSBronze
4Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA
=5Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS
=5Chuang Chia-Jung / Hsieh Su-WeiTPE
=5Peng Shuai / Zheng JieCHN
=5Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA
=9Agnieszka Radwańska / Urszula RadwańskaPOL
=9Julia Görges / Anna-Lena GrönefeldGER
=9Li Na / Zhang ShuaiCHN
=9Flavia Pennetta / Francesca SchiavoneITA
=9Nuria Llagostera / María MartínezESP
=9Yaroslava Shvedova / Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ
=9Angelique Kerber / Sabine LisickiGER
=9Andreja Klepač / Katarina SrebotnikSLO
=17Dominika Cibulková / Daniela HantuchováSVK
=17Elena Baltacha / Anne KeothavongGBR
=17Jarmila Gajdošová / Anastasia RodionovaAUS
=17Tímea Babos / Ágnes SzávayHUN
=17Gisela Dulko / Paola SuárezARG
=17Rushmi Chakravarthi / Sania MirzaIND
=17Anabel Medina / Arantxa ParraESP
=17Casey Dellacqua / Samantha StosurAUS
=17Alizé Cornet / Kristina MladenovicFRA
=17Stéphanie Dubois / Aleksandra WozniakCAN
=17Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Alicja RosolskaPOL
=17Laura Robson / Heather WatsonGBR
=17Sorana Cîrstea / Simona HalepROU
=17Margalit'a Chakhnashvili / Ana T'at'ishviliGEO
=17Petra Cetkovská / Lucie ŠafářováCZE

Round One (—)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA bye
Match #2 1Agnieszka Radwańska / Urszula RadwańskaPOL Dominika Cibulková / Daniela HantuchováSVK 6-2, 6-1
Match #3 2Julia Görges / Anna-Lena GrönefeldGER Elena Baltacha / Anne KeothavongGBR 6-3, 6-1
Match #4 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS Jarmila Gajdošová / Anastasia RodionovaAUS 6-1, 6-4
Match #5 3Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE Tímea Babos / Ágnes SzávayHUN 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
Match #6 Li Na / Zhang ShuaiCHN Gisela Dulko / Paola SuárezARG 6-4, 6-2
Match #7 Chuang Chia-Jung / Hsieh Su-WeiTPE Rushmi Chakravarthi / Sania MirzaIND 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Match #8 Flavia Pennetta / Francesca SchiavoneITA Anabel Medina / Arantxa ParraESP 7-6, 6-4
Match #9 Nuria Llagostera / María MartínezESP Casey Dellacqua / Samantha StosurAUS 6-1, 6-1
Match #10 Peng Shuai / Zheng JieCHN Alizé Cornet / Kristina MladenovicFRA 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
Match #11 Yaroslava Shvedova / Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ Stéphanie Dubois / Aleksandra WozniakCAN 6-2, 6-0
Match #12 Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUS Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Alicja RosolskaPOL 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
Match #13 Angelique Kerber / Sabine LisickiGER Laura Robson / Heather WatsonGBR 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Match #14 4Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Sorana Cîrstea / Simona HalepROU 6-3, 6-2
Match #15 5Andreja Klepač / Katarina SrebotnikSLO Margalit'a Chakhnashvili / Ana T'at'ishviliGEO 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
Match #16 Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA Petra Cetkovská / Lucie ŠafářováCZE 6-2, 6-3

Round Two (—)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA Agnieszka Radwańska / Urszula RadwańskaPOL 6-4, 7-6
Match #2 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS Julia Görges / Anna-Lena GrönefeldGER 6-2, 6-1
Match #3 Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE Li Na / Zhang ShuaiCHN 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
Match #4 Chuang Chia-Jung / Hsieh Su-WeiTPE Flavia Pennetta / Francesca SchiavoneITA 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
Match #5 Peng Shuai / Zheng JieCHN Nuria Llagostera / María MartínezESP 6-4, 6-2
Match #6 Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUS Yaroslava Shvedova / Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ 6-3, 6-2
Match #7 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Angelique Kerber / Sabine LisickiGER 6-2, 7-5
Match #8 Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA Andreja Klepač / Katarina SrebotnikSLO 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 6-3, 6-3
Match #2 Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE Chuang Chia-Jung / Hsieh Su-WeiTPE 6-3, 6-4
Match #3 Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUS Peng Shuai / Zheng JieCHN 7-5, 6-7, 6-4
Match #4 6Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA 6-1, 6-1

Semi-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA 6-1, 7-6
Match #2 7Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUS 7-5, 6-4

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 6-4, 6-4
Match 3/4 Mariya Kirilenko / Nadiya PetrovaRUS Liezel Horn-Huber / Lisa RaymondUSA 4-6, 6-4, 6-1