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Serena Williams is fresh off a major victory in the Olympic games, one that represents a win for the ages. Some feel that the gold medal is just business as usual, but Serena revealed that it meant something more. Williams handily defeated Russian Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in a victory that was every bit as dominant as she has been throughout her career.
“I always wanted to win a gold medal (in singles) secretly,” she said, “and I’ve always said it doesn’t matter because I already have a gold medal (in doubles), and I really believe that. But deep, deep, deep, deep down I wanted it in singles as well.”
Serena is currently the most decorated tennis player in the world, with 14 singles championships to her name. She was, before this week, missing an Olympic gold medal, but that’s not the case any longer.
“It’s such an amazing feeling. I got it,” she said. “I can’t compare. I have it, I have them all so it’s great feeling.”
This win was the most lopsided tennis final in Women’s Olympic history. Most Olympic tennis finals are serious nail biters, but this one was all Serena from start to finish, as she helped secure the Williams family as arguably the greatest athletic family in history.
Even Sharapova gave Williams, a woman she hasn’t beaten in her last eight matches, credit for playing at an incredibly high level.
“After winning Wimbledon (last month), you’ve seen her level progress so much here over this tournament. With every match she’s played, she’s getting better, hitting harder. So much power on the ball even against the wind today. Her shots were very powerful. She’s done an incredible job of keeping that up.”