Sister celebration
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Williams sisters win gold

Sister celebration
Venus and Serena Williams of Team USA celebrate on Wimbledon’s Center Court after winning the women’s doubles final. Each sister now has four Olympic gold medals. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Serena Williams
Serena Williams twists to avoid running into the net as she returns a ball during her gold-medal doubles match with Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Venus Williams
Venus Williams tracks the ball as she minds the net. Venus first won doubles gold at the Sydney Games in 2000. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Serena Williams
Fresh off her singles win, Serena Williams celebrates a second-straight Olympic doubles victory. (Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images)
Venus Williams
Venus Williams volleys a ball from the net. With the doubles win, Venus became the second woman to win medals in tennis at three different Olympic Games. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Williams sisters
Serena Williams hits a backhand while older sister and teammate Venus guards the net. The Williams sisters began playing as young children at neighborhood courts in Compton. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
On the podium
Serena Williams, left, looks at sister Venus as they pose on the podium after receiving their gold medals. Each sister now has four Olympic golds.  (Luis Acosta / AFP/Getty Images)
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