1
1
1

Olympic Gallery: The Golden Shot At No.1

Maria Sharapova will also return to No.1 if she beats Serena Williams in the gold medal match.

Published August 04, 2012 12:00

Maria Kirilenko took on friend and fellow Russian Maria Sharapova in the first semifinal of the day.
Maria Kirilenko took on friend and fellow Russian Maria Sharapova in the first semifinal of the day.
But Maria Sharapova was too strong on the day, rallying from a break down in the second to win, 62 63.
But Maria Sharapova was too strong on the day, rallying from a break down in the second to win, 62 63.
Maria Sharapova moved smoothly through to the gold medal match in her very first Olympic appearance.
Maria Sharapova moved smoothly through to the gold medal match in her very first Olympic appearance.
Meanwhile, Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in doubles.
Meanwhile, Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in doubles.
The Czechs, who are the No.4 seeds, moved through to the gold medal match in the doubles competition.
The Czechs, who are the No.4 seeds, moved through to the gold medal match in the doubles competition.
The second singles semifinal of the day saw Serena Williams take on World No.1 Victoria Azarenka.
The second singles semifinal of the day saw Serena Williams take on World No.1 Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams won eight of their nine previous meetings, and her last 11 matches with Top 5 players.
Serena Williams won eight of their nine previous meetings, and her last 11 matches with Top 5 players.
Victoria Azarenka had been a Wimbledon semifinalist the last two years but this one was too tough.
Victoria Azarenka had been a Wimbledon semifinalist the last two years but this one was too tough.
Serena Williams was crushing on the offense with 33 winners and squeaky clean on the errors with five.
Serena Williams was crushing on the offense with 33 winners and squeaky clean on the errors with five.
Serena Williams won, 61 62, setting up a final between two players chasing the Career Golden Grand Slam.
Serena Williams won, 61 62, setting up a final between two players chasing the Career Golden Grand Slam.
  • Maria Kirilenko took on friend and fellow Russian Maria Sharapova in the first semifinal of the day.
  • But Maria Sharapova was too strong on the day, rallying from a break down in the second to win, 62 63.
  • Maria Sharapova moved smoothly through to the gold medal match in her very first Olympic appearance.
  • Meanwhile, Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in doubles.
  • The Czechs, who are the No.4 seeds, moved through to the gold medal match in the doubles competition.
  • The second singles semifinal of the day saw Serena Williams take on World No.1 Victoria Azarenka.
  • Serena Williams won eight of their nine previous meetings, and her last 11 matches with Top 5 players.
  • Victoria Azarenka had been a Wimbledon semifinalist the last two years but this one was too tough.
  • Serena Williams was crushing on the offense with 33 winners and squeaky clean on the errors with five.
  • Serena Williams won, 61 62, setting up a final between two players chasing the Career Golden Grand Slam.
Share this page!

Related photos

  • Tokyo Gallery: All About The Kids

    September 17, 2014
    From kids clinics to Q&A sessions, the WTA stars have been spending lots of time promoting the sport off the court this week at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
  • Québec City Gallery: Puppies & Trophies

    September 15, 2014
    From Mirjana Lucic-Baroni rediscovering that winning feeling to a fluffy friend giving the runner-up a pick-me-up, it was a happy day all around at the Coupe Banque Nationale on Sunday.
  • Hong Kong Gallery: A Long Time Coming

    September 14, 2014
    At the first staging of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, Sabine Lisicki got back in the title winner's circle for the first time in several years.
To The Top
3