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Russia's Elena Dementieva defeated compatriot Dinara Safina in the final, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3 to win the gold medal in Women's Singles tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the bronze medal match, Russia's Vera Zvonareva defeated China's Li Na 6–0, 7–5. This was the first Olympic medal sweep in tennis since 1908, when only British women played in the outdoor women's singles tournament.
By winning gold in this Beijing Olympics, Rafael Nadal cemented his place in tennis history by winning gold in his first try. In the calendar year preceding the 2008 Olympics, there was a shift at the hierarchy of men's tennis as Rafael Nadal displaced Roger Federer as the world number one, after his record consecutive 237-week stay at the top of the rankings.
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Elena Dementieva, silver medallist in Sidney, ... receives her first ever Olympic gold by winning the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 against compatriot Dinara Safina, who earns the silver medal. Vera Znonareva won bronze in an earlier match. Tennis Women's Singles Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Elena Dementieva (RUS), Dinara Safina (RUS), Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
Fifth-seed Elena Dementieva has won the Olympic women's singles final, beating fellow Russian Dinara Safina 3-6 7-5 6-3 ... Olympics 2008 Olympics: Dementieva comes from behind to take gold ...
Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis Results: August 16: Gold: Elena Dementieva, Russia: 2 (3, 7, 6) Silver: Dinara Safina, Russia: 1 (6, 5, 3) Bronze: Vera Zvonareva, Russia: 2 (6, 7) 4: Na Li, China...
Elena Dementieva after clinching Olympic gold in 2008 – ActionPlus / Panoramic When tennis was readmitted into the Olympic fold in 1988, there were many players who decided not to play, thinking it did not deserve a place among the sports, who were largely, at least in name, still officially amateur at the time.
Alexander Zverev wins gold in men's singles tennis beating ROC's Karen Khachanov who takes silver Alexander Zverev wins gold in men's singles tennis beating ROC's Karen Khachanov who takes silver Timing and scoring provided by OMEGA.