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Russian Dementieva wins women's singles tennis Olympic gold
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17:00, August 17, 2008


Elena Dementieva of Russia returns the ball during the women's singles gold medal match of Beijing Olympic Games tennis event against Dinara Safina of Russia in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Elena Dementieva won the match and claimed the title in this event. (Xinhua Photo)


Elena Dementieva defeated Dinara Safina 2-1 in an all-Russian final to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday.

Dementieva scored a 3-6, 7-5 and 6-3 victory for the top honour.

Earlier, Vera Zvonareva ensured a clean sweep of medals for Russia by beating Chinese Li Na 6-0 and 7-5 in the bronze medal match.

Source: Xinhua

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