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Williams Sisters are the near Perfect Tennis Pair | The Olympics On The Record


You join us in the second set
of the semifinals of the women’s doubles tennis competition at London
2012. Russia versus the United
States. The winner goes through
to the gold-medal match. What a great tie we have here
today. Here’s Maria Kirilenko and
Nadia Petrova of Russia and they’re up against the
might of Serena and Venus Williams of
the United States. The Russians are playing well, and the Americans are in
trouble. They are love-30 down. The United States need
to get their act together. Like Olympics gone by,
Venus and Serena prevail. It must be tough on
their hopeful opponents because the Williams sisters
up to this point had never lost an Olympic
doubles match. Not in Sydney… not in Beijing… ..and so far, not in London. It’s a perfect record. And when it came to
the crucial points the sisters weren’t going to
budge. They always found a way. But then they did have an
advantage, they were two of the best
tennis players of all time. Venus Williams won Wimbledon
five times and the US Open twice. She was world number one
for several weeks. It would have been more
if it wasn’t for… her sister, Serena Williams. Serena was the dominant force
in female tennis for at least a decade at the
start of the 21st century. She won all four Grand Slams,
many, many times. Serena was in dazzling form
at London 2012. She had already won the Wimbledon singles title
that summer and, in the Olympic singles
semifinal, she came up against world number one, Victoria
Azarenka. Serena handed her Belarusian
opponent a drubbing on the historic Centre Court
at Wimbledon. The Serena serve… the Serena backhand… the Serena forehand… and the Serena serve again. Serena’s opponent in the
gold-medal final was world number three and archrival Maria Sharapova. Sharapova received
similar treatment, particularly the Serena serve, the Serena serve
and the Serena serve. Game, set and match, Williams. You’ll have noticed that when either one of the Williams
sisters is on song, that shot,
in particular, stands out. Many experts consider
Venus and Serena to be the two greatest servers
of all time. Throughout her career, Serena dominated the serving
statistics, her points won on serve
way ahead of her rivals. Serena’s fastest recorded speed
is 128.6 miles per hour. Both Williams sisters served
faster than an Olympic bobsled at top speed, or a high-speed
train or a 2000cc motorbike. Here’s what it’s like to be on
the receiving end of a Serena serve. You get about half a second to
react and try and get the ball back. – Oh.
– Ow. – Ooh.
– Eee. Venus may lack her sister’s
unerring consistency but, in 2012,
her fastest recorded serve was actually a shade quicker
than Serena’s – 129mph. So when anyone faced the two of
them on court, good luck. There was one other key element
to their doubles success – they were sisters,
they were close, they worked as a team
for each other. All those hours, days and weeks smashing balls on the public
courts of South Central Los Angeles prepared them for whatever
tennis threw at them. At London 2012, they hit a new
high. Still undefeated, played 12
matches, won 12 matches, they entered the final without
having lost a single set. On this occasion,
the gold medal match, the Czech pair of Andrea
Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka were picking up the challenge. The Williams sisters
versus the world. There was only ever going
to be one winner. Or should I say two winners?

David Frank

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Grindcore Rager 67 Posted on July 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Not a big tennis person myself. Fun to play, boring to watch. Although the matches that are exciting to watch is either brother vs. brother, sister vs. sister, or long time rivals.

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  2. Alfa Romeo Posted on July 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    JAJAJAJAJA Y EN RIO 2016 FUERON ELIMINADAS EN PRIMERA RONDA, NO ERAN INVENCIBLES COMO DECÍAN, SALIERON CON EL RABO ENTRÉ LAS PIERNAS…

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  3. FearinGod Posted on July 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t care these 2 are men

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  4. Millonarios En Camino Posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    GRANDES

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  5. Inediblehulk Posted on July 2, 2018 at 7:36 am

    "…and the Americans are in trouble. They are love – 30 down." What rubbish writing. Being love -30 down is utterly meaningless unless you give the match score.

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  6. Kasvini Muniandy Posted on July 2, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Greatest.

    Reply
  7. Adriano Silva Posted on July 3, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Amazing sisters

    Reply
  8. seamaster53 Posted on July 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Bravissime ma fisicamente adesso sembrano due atlete dell'Urrs anni sessanta/settanta.

    Reply
  9. DRACO FURY 13 Posted on July 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    That wasn't the case in RIO…I jus didn't understand what happened…😟

    Reply
  10. vosharap Posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:56 am

    WOW! This narrator knows what he's talking about!

    Reply
  11. SpinningSidekick Posted on October 24, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    LOL. This had to be the least dramatic video.

    "The sisters won. A lot. All the time, in fact. They beat everybody. Not even close. The End.."

    Reply
  12. Jasmine Johnston Posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Serena Williams always bounces the ball five times before her first serve and twice before her second serve

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  13. Dean Z Posted on March 4, 2019 at 10:56 am

    WELL DONE LUCIE&BARBORA

    Reply
  14. Mamba Campbell Posted on March 24, 2019 at 2:23 am

    I LOVE THIS SONG

    Reply
  15. Abhinandan Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I didn't know that the Williams sisters were servebots. What a pathetic script by the Olympics channel.

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  16. Haris Johari Posted on May 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Did you really want to find God in a human living ? And you really believe that god (human form) die and born again as a different person. That kind a scared. And BTW rhythm of perfection does proof nothing she/his a God's That you waiting for. And BTW this is juz my sense. Hahghaaa do not take that serious.

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  17. J j Posted on May 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    The Williams brothers are the best players in women's tennis

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  18. 1957khartung Posted on August 31, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Born men, playing against woman. Strip them of everything and take back the $$$$. As$ holes. They are men people! But being PC means more than being fare to real female players. F-the tennis association.

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