In what seemed to be one of the extremely one sided final of all times, world no.4 and five times Wimbledon champion American Serena Williams outclassed her Russian opponent and world no.3 Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 to win the gold for America at the Centre Court of Wimbledon Saturday afternoon.
Right from the outset, it seemed that the Russian, who recently won the French Open but crashed out of Wimbledon in the very early stage, wasn't interested in winning the match and threw away the first set for naught. Even in the second set, she did not seem to be recovering from her first set defeat and coming back to game and lost the second set just too easily 6-1 and the gold too.
Serena was obviously overjoyed who jumped and danced like a little girl for winning the gold for her country. This was the 23rd gold that America won.
In fact, right from the first round and specially from the quarters onward, Serena overpowered some of the world's best players. She beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-0, 6-3, followed by the world no.1 Victoria Azarenka, 6-1, 6-2. And now world no.3 and French Open queen maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1. And just have a look at the scores of all these three matches - in no match she allowed her opponents to be of any threat to her on her way to win the gold.
Serena now eyes another gold of the ladies doubles along with her sister. Both sisters have won golds for America in ladies doubles in Olympics 2000 and 2008.