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The hunger for gold was apparent for the American, when she started her title match at Wimbledon on Saturday and as the lop-sided duel progressed, Serena Williams dazzled everyone with her mind-boggling performance and literally humbled her opponent Maria Sharapova of Russia by doing everything just right. Finally, the American romped home with a comprehensive 6-0 6-1 victory. With this victory, Serena claimed the Olympics Gold Medal and became only the second woman in the history of tennis to complete a Golden-Slam after Steffi Graf.
What expected as a stiff duel, ended as a one-sided affair in the end – as Serena thoroughly dominated Sharapova and proved too good for her. The American took only 1 hour and 3 minutes to win the match with the help of 10 aces. Serena never really looked in any sort of trouble in this duel, as she converted 5 out of 7 break-points and hammered 24 winners. Sharapova had two break-points in the second-set, but she failed to convert them.
Sharapova conceded a bagel in the first set, as Williams ran away with it in just 30 minutes of play. The American made a tremendous start to the match and did everything right to win the first set. Serena mustered 75% points on her first serve with the help of 12 winners and converted 3 out of 4 break-points. Sharapova did not have a break-point opportunity in the first set. The trend continued in the second-set, but Sharapova managed to win a single game this time and avoided a consecutive bagel. Finally, the American sailed home comprehensively and won the gold medal.
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