Olympic Tennis 2012: Serena Will Lead the Williams Sisters to Win Third Gold

Scott CarasikContributor IIAugust 5, 2012

The Williams sisters could add another gold to their collection.
The Williams sisters could add another gold to their collection.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Serena Williams just won her first gold medal individually. However, with her sister Venus, the Williams sisters will be getting their third Olympics doubles gold medal.

Serena just had an amazingly dominant performance against Maria Sharapova to prove that she is the best women's tennis player in the world with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over the Russian star. Now she has her talented sister join her in the quest for their third gold medal together.

Part of what makes the Williams sisters so good is how well they play together on a team. It was completely apparent in their Olympic gold victories both in 2000 and 2008. The powerful baseline play of Serena is complemented perfectly by the intelligent play of Venus. 

The way they play is best suited for grass. Their hard hitting power strokes are how they dominate people. When it comes to the courts at Wimbledon, they are arguably the best team to have played there in the past 13 years. They have won four of the last 13 Wimbledon doubles titles together.


2012 Wimbledon vs Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova

In the 2012 match at Wimbledon, Venus and Serena have already taken on the Czech pairing that they will see in the finals. They won that match 7-5, 6-4 at the same site of the Olympic finals this year.

While the Williams sisters didn't overmatch the Czech pair, they gained great experience that will be vital for when they play in the Olympic finals. The United States should be excited that the sisters get to play a team that they are familiar with, but that can go both ways. 

The Williams sisters just have a bond that can't be broken. Serena is the key, though, as she is the most talented women's tennis player in the world. The gold medal she earned has proven that she is, and by teaming with someone she has ridiculous chemistry with, she will get another one.


Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek and runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.