18 Aug 2008

Nadal takes Olympic tennis title

6:51 am on 18 August 2008

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal's rich vein of form continues, winning the gold medal for the singles at the Beijing Olympics.

Nadal, the second seed, beat Fernando Gonzalez of Chile in 3 sets in the final.

Nadal will now set his sights on the US Open, looking to add that title to the Wimbledon and French Open titles he's already won this year.

Russians swept the women's medals with Elena Dementieva winning gold, Dinara Safina the silver and Vera Zvonereva the bronze.

Serena and Venus Williams of the United States won the doubles gold.