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Doubles, Women

Date21 – 28 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationNew South Wales Tennis Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants62 from 31 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The Williams’ sisters, Serena and Venus, had both been ranked #1 in the world in singles. At major championships they originally did not also play doubles, because of the stress of playing both events, usually to the final. But in 1999, they won the French and US Opens and in 2000, won the Wimbledon doubles crown. In Sydney, they easily won the gold medal, dominating the final, 6-1, 6-1, over the Dutch team of Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans. Venus also won the singles gold medal in Sydney, making her the first Olympic tennis player to win two gold medals at a single Olympics since Helen Wills in 1924.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSAGold
2Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNEDSilver
3Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBELBronze
4Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR
=5Julie Halard-Décugis / Amélie MauresmoFRA
=5Milagros Sequera / María Alejandra VentoVEN
=5Benjamas Sangaram / Tamarine TanasugarnTHA
=5Petra Mandula / Katalin Marosi-AracamaHUN
=9Olena Tatarkova / Anna ZaporozhanovaUKR
=9Yelena Likhovtseva / Anastasiya MyskinaRUS
=9Laura Montalvo / Paola SuárezARG
=9Karina Habšudová / Janette HusárováSVK
=9Jelena Dokic / Rennae StubbsAUS
=9Nana Miyagi / Ai SugiyamaJPN
=9Joana Cortez / Vanessa MengaBRA
=9Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP
=17Janet Lee / Weng Tzu-TingTPE
=17Sonya Jeyaseelan / Vanessa WebbCAN
=17Tina Križan / Katarina SrebotnikSLO
=17Silvia Farina-Elia / Rita GrandeITA
=17Emmanuelle Gagliardi / Mirka VavrinecSUI
=17Jo Yun-Jeong / Park Seong-HuiKOR
=17Iva Majoli / Silvija TalajaCRO
=17Manisha Malhotra / Nirupama VaidyanathanIND
=17Julie Pullin / Lorna WoodroffeGBR
=17Mariana Mesa / Fabiola ZuluagaCOL
=17Yayuk Basuki / Wynne PrakusyaINA
=17Amanda Coetzer / Liezel HornRSA
=17Li Na / Li TingCHN
=17Barbara Schett / Patricia WartuschAUT
=17Dája Bedáňová / Květoslava HrdličkováCZE

Round One (21 – 22 September 2000 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Julie Halard-Décugis / Amélie MauresmoFRA bye
Match #2 Olena Tatarkova / Anna ZaporozhanovaUKR Janet Lee / Weng Tzu-TingTPE 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Match #3 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Sonya Jeyaseelan / Vanessa WebbCAN 6-3, 6-1
Match #4 Yelena Likhovtseva / Anastasiya MyskinaRUS Tina Križan / Katarina SrebotnikSLO 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Match #5 Laura Montalvo / Paola SuárezARG Silvia Farina-Elia / Rita GrandeITA 6-0, 6-0
Match #6 Milagros Sequera / María Alejandra VentoVEN Emmanuelle Gagliardi / Mirka VavrinecSUI 6-2, 7-5
Match #7 Karina Habšudová / Janette HusárováSVK Jo Yun-Jeong / Park Seong-HuiKOR 7-5, 6-7 (–-2), 6-4
Match #8 Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBEL Iva Majoli / Silvija TalajaCRO 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Match #9 Jelena Dokic / Rennae StubbsAUS Manisha Malhotra / Nirupama VaidyanathanIND 6-0, 6-0
Match #10 Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNED Julie Pullin / Lorna WoodroffeGBR 6-2, 6-1
Match #11 Benjamas Sangaram / Tamarine TanasugarnTHA Mariana Mesa / Fabiola ZuluagaCOL 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-4
Match #12 Nana Miyagi / Ai SugiyamaJPN Yayuk Basuki / Wynne PrakusyaINA 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Match #13 Petra Mandula / Katalin Marosi-AracamaHUN Amanda Coetzer / Liezel HornRSA 6-4, 6-3
Match #14 Joana Cortez / Vanessa MengaBRA Li Na / Li TingCHN 6-4, 6-2
Match #15 Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR Barbara Schett / Patricia WartuschAUT 6-2, 6-2
Match #16 Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP Dája Bedáňová / Květoslava HrdličkováCZE 6-4, 6-3

Round Two (23 – 25 September 2000 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Julie Halard-Décugis / Amélie MauresmoFRA Olena Tatarkova / Anna ZaporozhanovaUKR 6-2, 6-4
Match #2 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Yelena Likhovtseva / Anastasiya MyskinaRUS 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Match #3 Milagros Sequera / María Alejandra VentoVEN Laura Montalvo / Paola SuárezARG 6-4, 6-1
Match #4 Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBEL Karina Habšudová / Janette HusárováSVK 6-3, 6-2
Match #5 Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNED Jelena Dokic / Rennae StubbsAUS 2-6, 7-6 (–-4), 6-4
Match #6 Benjamas Sangaram / Tamarine TanasugarnTHA Nana Miyagi / Ai SugiyamaJPN 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Match #7 Petra Mandula / Katalin Marosi-AracamaHUN Joana Cortez / Vanessa MengaBRA 6-2, 6-3
Match #8 Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez VicarioESP 6-4, 7-5

Quarter-Finals (25 September 2000 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Julie Halard-Décugis / Amélie MauresmoFRA 6-3, 6-2
Match #2 Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBEL Milagros Sequera / María Alejandra VentoVEN 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Match #3 Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNED Benjamas Sangaram / Tamarine TanasugarnTHA 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Match #4 Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR Petra Mandula / Katalin Marosi-AracamaHUN 6-3, 7-5

Semi-Finals (26 September 2000 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBEL 6-4, 6-1
Match #2 Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNED Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR 6-3, 6-2

Final Round (27 – 28 September 2000)

Match 1/2 Serena Williams / Venus WilliamsUSA Kristie Boogert / Miriam OremansNED 6-1, 6-1
Match 3/4 Els Callens / Dominique Van RoostBEL Volha Barabanshchykava / Natasha ZveravaBLR 4-6, 6-4, 6-1