| Event type

Doubles, Mixed

Date28 July – 5 August 2012
LocationAll-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Participants32 from 13 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The return of the mixed doubles to the Olympic Games after a break of 88 years proved a godsend to Belarus doubles specialist Max Mirnyi. Despite being one of the leading lights in doubles for more than a decade and having six grand slam titles to his credit he had never won an Olympic medal due, in the main part, to a lack of another top level male doubles player from his own country to partner him at the Games. With the mixed event added to the Olympic programme he had the perfect opportunity to put matters straight and to form a team with the world’s top ranked female singles star Viktoriya Azarenko who herself was highly regarded at doubles. Although they were the top seeds they had an unfavourable draw but, after surviving a close semi-final against Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond of the USA, they duly booked their places in the final. Their opponents for the gold medal would be the wildcard British pairing of Andy Murray, an hour removed from his singles triumph, and former Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson. The Britons had been forced to dig deep through three matches decided by the champions tie-break format to contest the final. Crowd excitement rose as the Britons led by a set and a break but Mirnyi and Azarenko fought back to level and kept their nerve in a tense tie-break to win 10-8 and earn a first Olympic tennis title for their nation.

1Vika Azarenka / Max MirnyBLRGold
2Laura Robson / Andy MurrayGBRSilver
3Lisa Raymond / Mike BryanUSABronze
4Sabine Lisicki / Christopher KasGER
=5Sania Mirza / Leander PaesIND
=5Gisela Dulko / Juan Martín del PotroARG
=5Samantha Stosur / Lleyton HewittAUS
=5Roberta Vinci / Daniele BraccialiITA
=9Angelique Kerber / Philipp PetzschnerGER
=9Ana Ivanović / Nenad ZimonjićSRB
=9Sara Errani / Andreas SeppiITA
=9Yelena Vesnina / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS
=9Lucie Hradecká / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE
=9Agnieszka Radwańska / Marcin MatkowskiPOL
=9Sofia Arvidsson / Robert LindstedtSWE
=9Liezel Huber / Bob BryanUSA

Round One

FormatWinners advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #101 Aug 19:00Court #19Azarenka / MirnyBLR6-2, 6-2Kerber / PetzschnerGER
Match #202 AugCourt #14Mirza / PaesIND6-2, 6-4Ivanović / ZimonjićSRB
Match #301 AugCourt #17Raymond / BryanUSA7-5, 6-3Errani / SeppiITA
Match #401 AugCourt #12Dulko / del PotroARG6-3, 7-5Vesnina / YuzhnyRUS
Match #502 AugCourt #1Robson / MurrayGBR7-5, 6-7, 10-7Hradecká / ŠtěpánekCZE
Match #601 AugCourt #14Stosur / HewittAUS6-3, 6-3Radwańska / MatkowskiPOL
Match #701 Aug 18:30Court #15Vinci / BraccialiITA6-3, 4-6, 10-8Arvidsson / LindstedtSWE
Match #802 AugCourt #2Lisicki / KasGER7-6, 6-7, 10-5Huber / BryanUSA


FormatWinners advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #103 Aug 16:00Court #12Azarenka / MirnyBLR7-5, 7-6Mirza / PaesIND
Match #203 AugCourt #2Raymond / BryanUSA6-2, 7-5Dulko / del PotroARG
Match #304 Aug 12:00Centre CourtRobson / MurrayGBR6-3, 3-6, 10-8Stosur / HewittAUS
Match #403 AugCourt #2Lisicki / KasGER4-6, 7-6, 10-7Vinci / BraccialiITA


FormatWinners advanced to final round.
MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match #104 AugCourt #1Azarenka / MirnyBLR3-6, 6-4, 10-7Raymond / BryanUSA
Match #204 AugCourt #1Robson / MurrayGBR6-1, 6-7, 10-7Lisicki / KasGER

Final Round

MatchDate/TimeLocationPair (Seed)NOCResultPair (Seed)NOC
Match 1/205 AugCentre CourtAzarenka / MirnyBLR2-6, 6-3, 10-8Robson / MurrayGBR
Match 3/405 AugCentre CourtRaymond / BryanUSA6-3, 4-6, 10-4Lisicki / KasGER