Just finished watching Little Sis blitz Russia’s Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in a little over an hour to capture the 2012 Olympic women’s singles gold medal.
Serena not only didn’t drop a set in this golden run to the singles title at the All England Club, she only lost 17 games total while doing so.
Serena also made a little history in the process. Little Sis is the first female player ever to achieve the career Golden Slam in singles and doubles.
The Golden Slam is winning all four major tennis tournaments plus winning an Olympic singles gold medal. To recap, Serena just picked up her singles gold in London, and is on track with Big Sis to possibly win doubles gold. She and Big Sis won doubles gold in 2000 and 2008.
Speaking of the London Olympic doubles tournament, my fave tennis playing siblings will take on the Russian duo of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova in the semifinals of the women’s doubles tournament, with the winners challenging the Czech Republic’s duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the gold-medal match.
They beat Hlavackova and Hradecka a few weeks ago for their ‘Williams’-don doubles title, and the way Serena is playing right now I have no doubts should they get past the Russian duo they will do so again.
But you still have to platy the matches.
Congrats Serena. If anyone doubted (or hated on the fact) that you are one of the greatest tennis players of all time, they don’t have much of an argument any more.
TransGriot Update: Serena and Venus are in tomorrow’s doubles final after beating Kirilenko and Petrova in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.