Williams sisters move into gold medal match
WIMBLEDON -- Venus Williams has a shot at a record fourth tennis gold medal today in the Olympics, while her sister, Serena, will try for a weekend double when they play in the doubles final.
The sisters clinched at least a silver medal by beating Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday.
"We've put ourselves in a good position," Venus said. "We'll try to go for it again tomorrow. It's amazing to do it with your sister."
Their opponents in the final will be Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic.
"We talked for four years to be here in this position," Venus said. "It means a lot to us. The Olympics is the epic, the height of our careers."
The sisters won the gold in doubles in 2000 and 2008. Venus won singles gold in 2000.
Meanwhile, top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan won gold in men's doubles, beating Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 7-6 (2). The American twin brothers, who have won 11 Grand Slam doubles titles, won a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008.