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Doubles, Women

Date6 – 14 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Tênis, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants64 from 23 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

For the doubles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of two pairs per nation. The 24 best players qualified for Rio with eight more places being awarded by the International Tennis Federation. No two players from the same country started within the same section of the draw, which consisted of four sections of eight pairs, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams came to Rio having won 15 consecutive Olympic doubles matches playing together, but that came to a halt when they lost their first round match to the Czech pair Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová. The Russian duo Yekaterina Makarova and Yelena Vesnina won the gold medal, defeating Timea Bacsinszky and Martina Hingis from Switzerland in the final 6-4, 6-4. The loss meant Hingis failed to win her career Golden Slam.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUSGold
2Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUISilver
3Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZEBronze
4Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE
=5Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA
=5Garbiñe Muguruza / Carla SuárezESP
=5Chan Hao-Ching / Chan Yung-JanTPE
=5Darya Kasatkina / Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS
=9Eugenie Bouchard / Gaby DabrowskiCAN
=9Xu Yifan / Zheng SaisaiCHN
=9Kirsten Flipkens / Yanina WickmayerBEL
=9Andreea Mitu / Raluca OlaruROU
=9Bethanie Mattek-Sands / CoCo VandewegheUSA
=9Johanna Konta / Heather WatsonGBR
=9Peng Shuai / Zhang ShuaiCHN
=9Misaki Doi / Eri HozumiJPN
=17Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA
=17Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Paula KaniaPOL
=17Liudmyla Kichenok / Nadiya KichenokUKR
=17Angelique Kerber / Andrea PetkovicGER
=17Paula Gonçalves / Teliana PereiraBRA
=17Yaroslava Shvedova / Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ
=17Tímea Babos / Réka JaniHUN
=17Anastasia Rodionova / Arina RodionovaAUS
=17Daria Gavrilova / Samantha StosurAUS
=17Anabel Medina / Arantxa ParraESP
=17Jelena Janković / Aleksandra KrunićSRB
=17Irina Begu / Monica NiculescuROU
=17Olha Savchuk / Elina SvitolinaUKR
=17Sania Mirza / Prarthana ThombareIND
=17Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Laura SiegemundGER
=17Caroline Garcia / Kristina MladenovicFRA

Round One (6 – 7 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZE Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA 16-3, 6-4
Match #2 Eugenie Bouchard / Gaby DabrowskiCAN Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Paula KaniaPOL 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Match #3 Xu Yifan / Zheng SaisaiCHN Liudmyla Kichenok / Nadiya KichenokUKR 6-0, 6-3
Match #4 Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA 8Angelique Kerber / Andrea PetkovicGER 6-2, 6-2
Match #5 Garbiñe Muguruza / Carla SuárezESP 4Paula Gonçalves / Teliana PereiraBRA 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Match #6 Kirsten Flipkens / Yanina WickmayerBEL Yaroslava Shvedova / Galina VoskoboyevaKAZ 6-1, 0-0 DNF
Match #7 Andreea Mitu / Raluca OlaruROU Tímea Babos / Réka JaniHUN 6-3, 6-4
Match #8 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 7Anastasia Rodionova / Arina RodionovaAUS 6-1, 6-2
Match #9 Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUI 5Daria Gavrilova / Samantha StosurAUS 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Match #10 Bethanie Mattek-Sands / CoCo VandewegheUSA Anabel Medina / Arantxa ParraESP 6-1, 6-1
Match #11 Johanna Konta / Heather WatsonGBR Jelena Janković / Aleksandra KrunićSRB 6-2, 6-1
Match #12 Chan Hao-Ching / Chan Yung-JanTPE 3Irina Begu / Monica NiculescuROU 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Match #13 Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 6Olha Savchuk / Elina SvitolinaUKR 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 6-4
Match #14 Peng Shuai / Zhang ShuaiCHN Sania Mirza / Prarthana ThombareIND 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 7-5
Match #15 Darya Kasatkina / Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Laura SiegemundGER 6-1, 6-4
Match #16 Misaki Doi / Eri HozumiJPN Caroline Garcia / Kristina MladenovicFRA 26-0, 0-6, 6-4

Round Two (8 – 9 August 2016)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZE Eugenie Bouchard / Gaby DabrowskiCAN 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4
Match #2 Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA 8Xu Yifan / Zheng SaisaiCHN 6-2, 6-3
Match #3 Garbiñe Muguruza / Carla SuárezESP 4Kirsten Flipkens / Yanina WickmayerBEL 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Match #4 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 7Andreea Mitu / Raluca OlaruROU 6-1, 6-4
Match #5 Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUI 5Bethanie Mattek-Sands / CoCo VandewegheUSA 6-4, 6-4
Match #6 Chan Hao-Ching / Chan Yung-JanTPE Johanna Konta / Heather WatsonGBR 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Match #7 Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 6Peng Shuai / Zhang ShuaiCHN 6-4, 6-4
Match #8 Darya Kasatkina / Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS Misaki Doi / Eri HozumiJPN 6-4, 1-6, 6-1

Quarter-Finals (11 August 2016)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 1Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZE Sara Errani / Roberta VinciITA 84-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match #2 2Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 7Garbiñe Muguruza / Carla SuárezESP 46-3, 6-4
Match #3 3Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUI 5Chan Hao-Ching / Chan Yung-JanTPE 36-3, 6-0
Match #4 4Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 6Darya Kasatkina / Svetlana KuznetsovaRUS 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Semi-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 7Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZE 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
Match #2 Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUI 5Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 65-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Final Round (13 – 14 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Yekaterina Makarova / Yelena VesninaRUS 7Timea Bacsinszky / Martina HingisSUI 56-4, 6-4
Match 3/4 Lucie Šafářová / Barbora StrýcováCZE Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie HradeckáCZE 67-5, 6-1