Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva won gold medals in men’s and women’s singles events respectively at Beijing Olympics Games 2008. Nadal defeated Fernando Gonzalez from
In women’s singles, Elena Dementieva defeated compatriot Dinara Safina by 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 after coming back from a set down. Actually, Safina’s 17 double faults also helped Dementieva to bounce back in the gold medal match. Going into the match on 15-match unbeaten streak, Safina was favorite for the final, but Dementiena showed excellent performance to turn the match in her favor.
In women’s doubles, Williams sisters clinched gold medal defeating Spanish pair Virginia Ruano Pascual and Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-0. Though Roger Federer, who came to play at Beijing as world no. 1 in singles, failed to win any medal in men’s singles, the Swiss captured his first Olympic gold at Beijing Olympic in doubles as he along with fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson pair from Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 in the gold medal match.