| 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 (—)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Vika Azarenka / Max MirnyBLR Angelique Kerber / Philipp PetzschnerGER 6-2, 6-2
Match #2 Sania Mirza / Leander PaesIND Ana Ivanović / Nenad ZimonjićSRB 6-2, 6-4
Match #3 Lisa Raymond / Mike BryanUSA Sara Errani / Andreas SeppiITA 7-5, 6-3
Match #4 Gisela Dulko / Juan Martín del PotroARG Yelena Vesnina / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS 6-3, 7-5
Match #5 1Laura Robson / Andy MurrayGBR Lucie Hradecká / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE 7-5, 6-7, 10-7
Match #6 Samantha Stosur / Lleyton HewittAUS Agnieszka Radwańska / Marcin MatkowskiPOL 6-3, 6-3
Match #7 Roberta Vinci / Daniele BraccialiITA Sofia Arvidsson / Robert LindstedtSWE 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
Match #8 2Sabine Lisicki / Christopher KasGER Liezel Huber / Bob BryanUSA 7-6, 6-7, 10-5

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Vika Azarenka / Max MirnyBLR Sania Mirza / Leander PaesIND 7-5, 7-6
Match #2 Lisa Raymond / Mike BryanUSA Gisela Dulko / Juan Martín del PotroARG 6-2, 7-5
Match #3 3Laura Robson / Andy MurrayGBR Samantha Stosur / Lleyton HewittAUS 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
Match #4 Sabine Lisicki / Christopher KasGER Roberta Vinci / Daniele BraccialiITA 4-6, 7-6, 10-7

Semi-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Vika Azarenka / Max MirnyBLR Lisa Raymond / Mike BryanUSA 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
Match #2 Laura Robson / Andy MurrayGBR Sabine Lisicki / Christopher KasGER 6-1, 6-7, 10-7

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Vika Azarenka / Max MirnyBLR Laura Robson / Andy MurrayGBR 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Match 3/4 Lisa Raymond / Mike BryanUSA Sabine Lisicki / Christopher KasGER 6-3, 4-6, 10-4