“I honestly don’t think I have ever played better from start to finish,” she said in an interview after the game.
With this GOLD, she is the first American woman (only second in history after Steffi Graf of Germany) to have a Career Golden Grand Slam. She has won the French Open once (2002), the US Open three times (1999, 2000, 2008), the Australian Open a record five times during the open era, men or women (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010), and Wimbledon another five win (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012).
After Serena's win, with her GOLD medal on her neck; she she saw the Bryan Brothers (who are twins) and urged them. "She said, 'Guys, come on,'" Bob said. "She gave me a fist and this really tough face, and I thought we kind of adopted that persona."
|Bob and Mike Bryan|
They went out and did not disappoint. Going into this tournament they were ranked No.1 in Men's Doubles Tennis and did not want to go home like the did in 2008 with a Bronze. They played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra of France. They showed everything they had and it payed off with a 6-4, 7-6 win.
With this GOLD Medal they also became the first American Men Tennis Doubles Team to have a Career Golden Grand Slam. They have 11 Grand Slam titles together. They have won the French Open once (2003), the US Open three times (2005, 2008, 2010), the Australian Open five times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011), and Wimbledon twice (2006, 2011) - which is where they won their GOLD!
Go Team USA!