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2012 London Olympics: Serena And Venus Williams Take Gold In Women's Doubles

After Serena Williams breezed her way to an Olympic singles gold medal Saturday, she paired with her sister, Venus, to take the duo's third consecutive Olympic gold in women's doubles Sunday.

Serena and Venus took gold in straight sets over the Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, winning each set, 6-4.

The sisters combined to hit 35 winners to the Czech's 26 and won 78 percent of their first serve points, compared to 66 percent for the Czechs. Hlavackova and Hradecka failed to convert on all four of their break point chances, while the Williams' took two of six.

It was the second tennis gold in less than 24 hours for Serena, and the fourth Olympic gold overall for both Serena and Venus. They're the first players in history to earn four Olympic tennis gold medals. It's a spectacular result for the U.S., a country which is supposedly in a 'tennis recession.'

For more Olympics coverage, stick with this SBNation Cleveland StoryStream, or head over to SBNation's dedicated Olympic hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.