Serena Williams strolls to singles gold
Tennis:Serena Williams won her first Olympic women's singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
The unstoppable American, who dropped just 16 games in her five singles matches en route to the final, has now completed the "golden slam" - winning all four Majors as well as an Olympic singles gold.
She took just 62 minutes to wrap up her win over number three seed Sharapova, securing her victory with an ace.
Earlier Belarussian Victoria Azarenka claimed the bronze, with a 6-3 6-4 win over Sharapova's fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
Williams also won the Wimbledon title last month and is now on a 17-match winning streak. The 30-year-old made it eight straight victories over Sharapova.
Williams finished the match with two aces, asserting her utter dominance.
She has lost just five games in the three Olympic finals she has won after claiming the doubles title with her sister Venus in 2000 and 2008.