Olympic Games - Bryan brothers reach Olympic doubles final

Fri, 03 Aug 14:54:00 2012

American twins Mike and Bob Bryan reached their first Olympic men's doubles final with victory over French duo Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon on Friday but US women's doubles pair Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber fell short.

Brothers Mike Bryan (L) and Bob Bryan of the U.S. return to France's Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in their men's doubles tennis semi-final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club - 0

The Bryans, who returned from Beijing four years ago with a pair of bronze medals, won 6-4 6-4 in less than an hour and will face either Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez or another French pair, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Michael Llodra, for gold.

The Czech Republic women's pairing of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka enjoyed a shock 6-1 7-6 victory over number one seeds Raymond and Huber.

Defending women's doubles champions Serena and Venus Williams of the US will await them in the final if they beat Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova later.

Reuters / Eurosport

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