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Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles

The women's doubles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 28 July to 5 August on the grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon.

Women's doubles
Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Champions
Runners-up
Final score6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 2008 · Summer Olympics · 2016 →
Women's doubles tennis
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueAll England Club, Wimbledon
Date28 July to 5 August
Competitors62 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Serena Williams
Venus Williams
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
 Czech Republic
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova
 Russia
← 2008
2016 →

All matches were the best of three sets, with tie-breaks used for the first two sets of each match.[1]

Serena and Venus Williams, from the United States, were the defending champions, having won gold in Beijing in 2008. They successfully defended their title, beating the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in straight sets in the final. With the victory, the Williams sisters claimed their third gold medal in doubles and also became the first players, male or female, in tennis history to win four Olympic golds, with the pairing winning the doubles gold in 2000, 2008, and 2012, and Venus winning the 2000 women's singles and Serena winning the 2012 women's singles tournaments.[2] Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia won the bronze medal.

Contents

CalendarEdit

July August
28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5
11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 12:00 12:00 12:00
Round of 32 Round of 32
Round of 16
Round of 16 Round of 16
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

SeedsEdit

The top seeded team received a bye into the second round.

  1.   Liezel Huber (USA) /   Lisa Raymond (USA) (Semifinals, fourth place)
  2.   Sara Errani (ITA) /   Roberta Vinci (ITA) (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Maria Kirilenko (RUS) /   Nadia Petrova (RUS) (Semifinals, bronze medalists)
  4.   Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) /   Lucie Hradecká (CZE) (Final, silver medalists)
  5.   Angelique Kerber (GER) /   Sabine Lisicki (GER) (Second round)
  6.   Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) /   Elena Vesnina (RUS) (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Flavia Pennetta (ITA) /   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) (Second round)
  8.   Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) /   María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Final
          
1   Liezel Huber (USA)
  Lisa Raymond (USA)
1 62
4   Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
  Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
6 77
4   Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
  Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
4 4
    Serena Williams (USA)
  Venus Williams (USA)
6 6
3   Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  Nadia Petrova (RUS)
5 4
    Serena Williams (USA)
  Venus Williams (USA)
7 6 Bronze medal match
1   Liezel Huber (USA)
  Lisa Raymond (USA)
6 4 1
3   Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
  Nadia Petrova (RUS)
4 6 6

Top halfEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
1   L Huber (USA)
  L Raymond (USA)
6 77
    A Radwańska (POL)
  U Radwańska (POL)
6 6   A Radwańska (POL)
  U Radwańska (POL)
4 63
    D Cibulková (SVK)
  D Hantuchová (SVK)
2 1 1   L Huber (USA)
  L Raymond (USA)
6 6
    J Görges (GER)
  A-L Grönefeld (GER)
6 6 6   E Makarova (RUS)
  E Vesnina (RUS)
3 3
IP   E Baltacha (GBR)
  A Keothavong (GBR)
3 1   J Görges (GER)
  A-L Grönefeld (GER)
2 1
    J Gajdošová (AUS)
  A Rodionova (AUS)
1 4 6   E Makarova (RUS)
  E Vesnina (RUS)
6 6
6   E Makarova (RUS)
  E Vesnina (RUS)
6 6 1   L Huber (USA)
  L Raymond (USA)
1 62
4   A Hlaváčková (CZE)
  L Hradecká (CZE)
6 656 4   A Hlaváčková (CZE)
  L Hradecká (CZE)
6 77
IP   T Babos (HUN)
  Á Szávay (HUN)
1 77 2 4   A Hlaváčková (CZE)
  L Hradecká (CZE)
6 6
    N Li (CHN)
  S Zhang (CHN)
6 6   N Li (CHN)
  S Zhang (CHN)
3 1
    G Dulko (ARG)
  P Suárez (ARG)
4 2 4   A Hlaváčková (CZE)
  L Hradecká (CZE)
6 6
IP   R Chakravarthi (IND)
  S Mirza (IND)
1 6 1 IP   C-j Chuang (TPE)
  S-w Hsieh (TPE)
3 4
IP   C-j Chuang (TPE)
  S-w Hsieh (TPE)
6 3 6 IP   C-j Chuang (TPE)
  S-w Hsieh (TPE)
637 6
    A Medina Garrigues (ESP)
  A Parra Santonja (ESP)
644 7   F Pennetta (ITA)
  F Schiavone (ITA)
77 5 4
7   F Pennetta (ITA)
  F Schiavone (ITA)
77 6

Bottom halfEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
8   N Llagostera Vives (ESP)
  MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
6 6
  C Dellacqua (AUS)
  S Stosur (AUS)
1 1 8   N Llagostera Vives (ESP)
  MJ Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
4 2
  S Peng (CHN)
  J Zheng (CHN)
6 636   S Peng (CHN)
  J Zheng (CHN)
6 6
IP   A Cornet (FRA)
  K Mladenovic (FRA)
1 77 3   S Peng (CHN)
  J Zheng (CHN)
5 77 4
  Y Shvedova (KAZ)
  G Voskoboeva (KAZ)
6 6 3   M Kirilenko (RUS)
  N Petrova (RUS)
7 646
IP   S Dubois (CAN)
  A Wozniak (CAN)
2 0   Y Shvedova (KAZ)
  G Voskoboeva (KAZ)
3 2
  K Jans-Ignacik (POL)
  A Rosolska (POL)
77 3 2 3   M Kirilenko (RUS)
  N Petrova (RUS)
6 6
3   M Kirilenko (RUS)
  N Petrova (RUS)
656 6 3   M Kirilenko (RUS)
  N Petrova (RUS)
5 4
5   A Kerber (GER)
  S Lisicki (GER)
1 6 6   S Williams (USA)
  V Williams (USA)
7 6
IP   L Robson (GBR)
  H Watson (GBR)
6 4 3 5   A Kerber (GER)
  S Lisicki (GER)
2 5
  S Cîrstea (ROU)
  S Halep (ROU)
3 2   S Williams (USA)
  V Williams (USA)
6 7
  S Williams (USA)
  V Williams (USA)
6 6   S Williams (USA)
  V Williams (USA)
6 6
IP   M Chakhnashvili (GEO)
  A Tatishvili (GEO)
606 2 2   S Errani (ITA)
  R Vinci (ITA)
1 1
  A Klepač (SLO)
  K Srebotnik (SLO)
77 3 6   A Klepač (SLO)
  K Srebotnik (SLO)
5 6 4
  P Cetkovská (CZE)
  L Šafářová (CZE)
2 3 2   S Errani (ITA)
  R Vinci (ITA)
7 4 6
2   S Errani (ITA)
  R Vinci (ITA)
6 6

ReferencesEdit

Women's Doubles Draw

  1. ^ "Tennis – About". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Day 9: Williams sisters make history with doubles gold". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.