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kwilliams
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Gold medallists once again!!

All four players exhibited great sportsmanship as well. They were really gunning for each other but they were all very quick to give and accept apologies.

Serena = GOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM
:hearts:

Why am I tearing up about this :lol:?

Steven.
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM
yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :cheer:

FedererBulgaria
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
great match

kwilliams
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
:hearts:

Why am I tearing up about this :lol:?

I did too! :lol:

pedropt
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Oh yeah :drool:

aloeball
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Great match! The Czech held up their own as well but Serena and Venus were just too powerful in pretty much all departments.

3 doubles gold! Amazing

J.Bravo
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Great way to to end it!

Yashal
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Yeeesss, another medal for team Williams :banana:

The Daviator
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Amazing, V&S :worship:

.Andrew.
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:52 PM
So happy :worship:

Lucie/Andrea :hug: Wimbledon finalist and silver medals only losing to the sisters are a fantastic result :)

RVD
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:52 PM
I LIVE!!!
THE FIRST 4X OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERS (IN TENNIS)!!!!
SO EXCITED!!!

http://images.japemonster.com/2011/07/friday_gif_collection_14.gif

*Jool*
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:52 PM
:worship: I'm happy for Venus and her fans :yeah:
and of course for Serena , undefeated on Wimbledon grass this year :bowdown: :hearts:

Qalahari
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Congrats Venus + Serena :)

Libertango
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:53 PM
They're so happy. Venus looks thrilled. I'm glad she got the volley winner to end it :hearts:


Well done to the Czechs as well. Olympic silver medallists :D

SilverPersian
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Congrats Williams's.

Especially to Venus; this must make the last few months of playing on tour worthwhile :yeah:

Natalicious
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:54 PM
congrats!!!
awesome from V+S :D

Dodoboy.
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:54 PM
12 whole years after their first medal! WOW! WOW!

Congrats, so happy!

ON TO RIO!!!

WF4EVER
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Woohoo!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: Williams sisters rule!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Destiny
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Wooooopppp yes soooooo happy

RVD
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM
I LIVE!!!
THE FIRST 4X OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERS (IN TENNIS)!!!!
SO EXCITED!!!

http://images.japemonster.com/2011/07/friday_gif_collection_14.gif

Lulu.
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Serenus. :yeah:
Congrats on winning your 3rd gold medal.

Libertango
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Especially to Venus; this must make the last few months of playing on tour worthwhile :yeah:

Exactly :hearts:

gmokb
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Vee and Ree:worship:

If only we had a good singles male player:sad:team USA would have a chance of sweeping the games but well done:worship:worship::wavey:

Shaboinka84
Aug 5th, 2012, 01:58 PM
I shed some tears too. I'm extra happy for Venus she worked so hard to play here and not only did she get her wish but she got the gold and Serena got hers. Now they can both say I'm a 4-time gold medalist. If only they play in Athens.....

it-girl
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Congrats Venus & Serena:cheer: So happy right now.

Evans.
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:00 PM
So happy for them :woohoo:

Svetlana)))
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Congrats to both teams. Serena (& Venus) keep building their legacy

Paneru
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Congrats Williams'.

Especially to Venus; this must make the last few months of playing on tour worthwhile :yeah:

This is what she came back for, so happy! :bounce:

V&S have won more gold medals than any other tennis players. :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:05 PM
:woohoo: Well done Ree and Vee :yeah: A total of 3 Olympic Doubles Gold Medals... Amaze' ! :bowdown:

serenafann
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Well Done Venus and Serena!!!! Congrats on winning Olympic Doubles Gold

bandabou
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Yess!! 3 doubles gold!

Queen_Vee_92
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:07 PM
So perfect that they share the record of most gold medals for tennis players.

4 each, such a legacy.

They could go on to dominate doubles for the next 10 years if they wish :hearts:

kwilliams
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Does anyone know when the medal presentation ceremony will be? I'm assuming that it'll be right after the bronze match??

Radix2
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM
So happy for them that I actually shed a tear.

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM
In other news: water wet, sky blue, Britain rainy.

vwfan
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Congrats.
Venus tastes Olympic goal, despite all her health issues.
Way to go!

xr6turbo
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM
So so happy for them both! Especially Vee who fought soooo hard to get here! For her to come away with a GOLD medal must comepletely vindicate her struggle since her diagnosis :hearts:

SO PROUD OF YOU VENUS! :yeah: :cheer: :woohoo: :sobbing:

vwfan
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:12 PM
In other news: water wet, sky blue, Britain rainy.:lol:
Hx2 put up a good fight though. they are a good team. Congrats to them as silver medalists.

SunshineSlam
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:12 PM
:bigcry: So happy for them both, especially for Venus. :bigcry:

V.e.s.W
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Well done Venus and Serena :) Hope to see you both compeeting in Rio 2016 :)

tennisbum79
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Great to be a WS fan!
What other sisters duo has more for
Their country

JamieOwen3
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Love them.

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/92656_o.gif

Foxy
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Congrats to Venus and Serena for winning their 3rd Gold Medal in doubles, now both have 4 Golds each, the most in tennis history!!!:bounce:

GO USA! USA! USA!

gmokb
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Congrats.
Venus tastes Olympic goal, despite all her health issues.
Way to go!

She pulled her weight on the team too, didn't leave it on Serena's shoulders. So proud of her:hearts:

ExXotikal
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Congratulations Serena!!!

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Congrats.
Venus tastes Olympic goal, despite all her health issues.
Way to go!

Someone should tell her it's considered very bad form to bite the medal to ensure it's actually gold.

RVD
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:24 PM
I hope Venus continues to play for as long as she remains as capable and as healthy.
She was quite the inspiration out there today, and more than pulled her weight.
Some nice serves and very nice volleys.
These sistas are just amazing all around. :cool:

Michalka
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Congratulations to Serena and Venus! Well done and hope to see you two defending the medal in Rio 2016 :D

Drake1980
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:34 PM
:bounce:

Bijoux0021
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Well done, Team Williams. :worship:

Vlover
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Fantastic!:cheer: Mission accomplished! This is the main reason why Vee pushed her self so hard because realsticly she didn't expect gold in singles but both wanted the doubles gold. A fantastic week of tennis for Williams fans and American tennis. I'm also happy the Bryans got their gold also. Maybe Vee can focus on doubles and the mixed for Rio and forget about the singles.

As a side note, from my observation I think working so close with the Sisters lately, Mary Jo has more appreciation and respect for them. I think she discovered that they are also remarkable people and professionals. I hope the relationship continues after this.

Pump-it-UP
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:46 PM
http://i.imgur.com/H4I9E.gif

Kweens. Didn't drop a set en route to becoming the most decorated tennis Olympians ever. Do it again in Rio.

Alexander18
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Someone should tell her it's considered very bad form to bite the medal to ensure it's actually gold.

Gold medals are actually over 92% silver.

xr6turbo
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:53 PM
Congratulations Serena!!!
:unsure:

Last time I checked Venus was out there winning her fair share of points as well. :wavey:

The Witch-king
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:55 PM
amaze

KeysisGOAT
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Gold medals are actually over 92% silver.

...Were you born without a sense of humour?

The Witch-king
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:01 PM
Congratulations Serena!!!

:spit:

chingching
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:10 PM
If Vee and Serena retire like they said they would, tennis would be at a loss. I haven't seen Serena play like this since I started following tennis :lol:
Maybe Vee can be a doubles specialist :yeah:

John.
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Well done to Team Williams. So happy for them

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:15 PM
:cheer:

Chance
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:16 PM
:worship: Congratulations on their 4th gold. They were so pumped!! Never cared about doubles but the in the last few weeks, i've seen some entertaining matches.

Btw did Venus make more errors in their semis because people are acting a bit surprised that Serena didn't carry her?:o

Petronius
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Congrats to the WS :yeah:

Lucie and Andrea have still a way to go to become a truly great team, but they're probably more than happy to clinch silver.

Jessie181
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Congrats Venus and Serena!
I missed the match because, for whatever dumb reason, I thought it was going to be after the men's final. Herpaderp.
Anyway, so happy for them! :D Especially for Venus, considering her recent health issues.

Most gold medals in tennis! So awesome. Very appropriate, I think, for them to tie each other.
:worship: Congratulations on their 4th gold. They were so pumped!! Never cared about doubles but the in the last few weeks, i've seen some entertaining matches.

Btw did Venus make more errors in their semis because people are acting a bit surprised that Serena didn't carry her?:o

lol no. I think they're surprised at how well Venus appeared, health-wise, throughout the tournament.

Serena was actually the one who was playing the worst, out of the two, during their semis. She almost cost them the first set :lol:. She cleaned up her game in the second, though, and they took the match in straights (of course).

akosijepoy
Aug 5th, 2012, 03:29 PM
well deserved win!

Papi
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Congrats Serena & Venus!

Serenita
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Well done missed it!

Infiniti2001
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:15 PM
:cheer: I want to see this match :dance:

starin
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:22 PM
:inlove: What a beautiful end to this tournament.

Renalicious
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Venus and Serena have 4 gold medals each. :cheer: :cheer:

gmokb
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:25 PM
[QUOTE=Jessie181;21979820]Congrats Venus and Serena!
I missed the match because, for whatever dumb reason, thought it was going to be after the men's final.

It was suppose to be but it was shifted because Murray did not want to play the mixed before the singles, as was scheduled.

Smitten
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Congrats, Serena.

ExXotikal
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:46 PM
:unsure:

Last time I checked Venus was out there winning her fair share of points as well. :wavey:
Oh yeah you're right!

Congratulations Serena for making it happen for Satellite Price. :worship:

BlueTrees
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM
So happy for Venus/Serena! :cheer: :hearts: You can see how much it means for Serena to share the victory with Venus :p

Andrea/Lucie :awww: They're certainly establishing themselves as one of the best doubles teams in the world at the moment. Great tournament for them! :yeah:

new-york
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Congrats sisters. :worship:

Verena
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Many congratulations girls. Couldn't be prouder of these girls!!!!

Diesel
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Great :clap2:

Michael!
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Congrats to both, especially to Venus :cheer: :D
4th gold medal for both :yeah:

archie4
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Does anyone know when the medal presentation ceremony will be? I'm assuming that it'll be right after the bronze match??

I'm guessing the presentation will be after the mixed doubles final on Centre Court. The mixed match has already started, and the bronze medal match for women's doubles is still going on on Court 1. They'll probably to both doubles medal presentations in quick succession.

Uranium
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:49 PM
^They can't do both together. Mixed Bronze won't be played until an hour or so after the WD Bronze since Lisa is in both.

Charlatan
Aug 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM
So happy for them :bounce: Team USA with 3 golds :bounce:

hankqq
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Just awesome :D These 2 keep on racking up records as they go :D As 1 commentator said this week, Serena and Venus have the highest winning percentage of any doubles team in history-male or female.

hBence
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:27 PM
https://p.twimg.com/Azje6HVCUAAqPe9.png

winone23
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Congrats Team Williams/USA!

Povin
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:36 PM
A little bit from the ceremony ;)

http://s18.postimage.org/40bdnuaft/image.jpg
Lucie :toothy:

http://s14.postimage.org/mngbdjytd/image.jpg
Masha almost fell

http://s9.postimage.org/nzhqtos1r/image.jpg
Rena was crying :crying2:

http://s10.postimage.org/kaa36pq9l/image.jpg

http://s15.postimage.org/7dscim4dn/image.jpg
Oh Vee... :lol:

xr6turbo
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Vee :haha: :hearts:

http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/afwbdi.gif

Dodoboy.
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:01 PM
The medal ceremony >>>

Vee and Ree were crying :crying2:

Potato
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:18 PM
that lipstick is Vee a clown :hysteric:

so happy for them!!! great podium (again! :D)

i wish every tennis tournament was like this.

Foxy
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Fantastic!:cheer: Mission accomplished! This is the main reason why Vee pushed her self so hard because realsticly she didn't expect gold in singles but both wanted the doubles gold. A fantastic week of tennis for Williams fans and American tennis. I'm also happy the Bryans got their gold also. Maybe Vee can focus on doubles and the mixed for Rio and forget about the singles.

As a side note, from my observation I think working so close with the Sisters lately, Mary Jo has more appreciation and respect for them. I think she discovered that they are also remarkable people and professionals. I hope the relationship continues after this.

You are so right Vlover,

I've noticed this change in MJF since she's had a chance to work closely with the sisters on the Fed Cup, and she's developed a relationship with them and she likes them because she's gotten to know them. She's doing just like BJK would do when they would play their matches; she too is texting the sisters and giving them pointers. It was good to see Serena give her a hug after she won Wimbledon, and Venus has been a big leader of the Fed Cup Team and has rallied around MJF.

Even when she's commentating, she doesn't have that biased opinion towards Maria over the Sisters like she use to. Venus and Serena are Americans and is helping her out in the fed team with the younger players like McHale, Sloan, etc. And they work well with Raymond and Huber.

I'm really glad that Venus and Serena are a big part of the Fed Team. Venus and Serena were always friendly, they just never got the chance to get to know them.

Material World
Aug 5th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Well done to winners and runners up!

Now I know Britain is cold grim and wet but what is with the little wellington boots that is part of the Czech uniform :hysteric: :hearts:

Phil=)
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:01 PM
I hope we see them at the Olympics again. Especially because they said they'd love to play doubles in Rio again.

rucolo
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Congrats for Olympic Gold, Serena/Venus ! :bounce::worship:

Their third Olympic doubles Gold medal together. Very impressive :yeah:

2000 Sydney
2008 Beijing
2012 London

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:43 PM
I'm so proud of these girls. Amazing tournament and another gold :yeah: Congrats ladies!

Ntosake
Aug 5th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Congratulations Team Williams!

Venus' dedication on getting to the Olympics was rewarded immensely. She held her own on this doubles team. I am so happy for her and Serena.

Congrats to the Czech Team also.

nadlinds
Aug 5th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Congrats Serena and Venus on winning your 3rd Olympic doubles title. :)

:cheer::cheer::cheer:

Petronius
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Well done to winners and runners up!

Now I know Britain is cold grim and wet but what is with the little wellington boots that is part of the Czech uniform :hysteric: :hearts:

It's meant as a joke about UK's rainy weather :devil:

Alexander18
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:40 AM
...Were you born without a sense of humour?

No, I just don't think your trolling is that funny :shrug:

There are a lot of good ones on here, so you have something to strive for. Just not quite there yet.

Potato
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:52 AM
2 great teams :worship:

Dave.
Aug 6th, 2012, 02:15 AM
4 golds each is incredible. I so hope they make it 5 in Rio (no reason why they shouldn't if they want it).

I love the podium picture. :hearts: Gutted it couldn't be 2 American teams on there but at least Lisa got her medal and I'm so happy for Nadia too. US have dominated the tennis, good to see. :yeah:

RenaSlam.
Aug 6th, 2012, 03:29 AM
Very proud. Especially after all that both have them have been through during their careers.

:worship:

Their opponents are worthy champions, too. Clearly the second best grass court duo out there right now.

Sam L
Aug 6th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Amazing achievement! :D

miffedmax
Aug 6th, 2012, 02:42 PM
The LOB sweeps the doubles!!!!!!

Maddox
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Best news EVER!!!! I'm so happy :bounce:

justiceandpeace
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:31 AM
poor Czechs..