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The Williams sisters added another glorious chapter to their illustrious careers on Sunday after winning the third Olympics doubles gold medal together at London Olympics after beating Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final.
In a rematch of their recent Wimbledon final, the Williams duo earned a comprehensive victory against No.4 seeds Hlavackova and Hradecka with a 6-4 6-4 scoreline. "We've been winning this title since 2000, but it's easier said than done," Venus said after the match. "We come in as the favorites, but it's not a given. We fought hard and our opponents played very well - they're very talented. But we're glad we were able to keep the gold medal here for us. It's an amazing feeling. For me it was also amazing to watch Serena complete the Golden Slam."
Now, Williams sisters have earned four Olympic gold medals. They won their last two gold medals in doubles in Sydney and Beijing.
Venus further added that "Since I came back earlier this year, every time I thought I was getting close to losing, I would think about the Olympics and find a way to win the match. It was very close competition to get my ranking up enough and get onto the Olympic team. But I'm here. It's all I wanted. Just to arrive here was an amazing dream, and to bring home a gold medal after all of this is just crazy."
On the other hand, Serena who saw a few ups and downs recently in her career, quoted, "Lately I've just been focused on tennis, nothing else - no distractions, no life. My life is practice in the morning, training in the afternoon. Wake up to practice in the morning, then training. I've definitely been spending a lot more time on the tennis court. I've been keeping a nothing-to-lose attitude."
When asked about, whether they would continue playing and participate in Rio Games, Serena added, "I'll definitely be in Rio if I'm healthy and I'm playing - I hope to still be playing at 100% by then. I have some titles to defend, too."
Venus added, "We still have great tennis in our racquets. I had a great event here in singles and doubles. I feel like I hit a high here. Every day, everything is getting better for me. I just want to keep getting better and improving. I think nowadays tennis players are seeing you can play great tennis into your 30s. I think a lot of people were brainwashed early on that you had to quit by now, but that's not really the way it is. By the time you get to this age, you really understand the game and the nuances, and you're just getting better."
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