5 Aug 2012

Serena Williams beats Sharapova to Olympic gold

3:30 am on 5 August 2012

Serena Williams has won the women's tennis Olympic gold medal with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia's Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

The 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, Reuters reports.

Belarussian Victoria Azarenka claimed the bronze, with a 6-3 6-4 win over another Russian, Maria Kirilenko.

Andy Murray of Britain will meet Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles finals on Sunday.