Olympics-Tennis-Top-seeded Czech team win women's doubles gold over Swiss pair

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Doubles - Gold medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - August 1, 2021. Katerina Siniakova of Czech Republic and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic celebrate after winning their gold medal match against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

TOKYO (Reuters) - Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic 7-5 6-1 in the women's doubles tennis final in Tokyo on Sunday to clinch their country's first Olympic gold in the sport.

The victory for the top-seeded Czech team and three-time Grand Slam champions put an end to Bencic's dream of making it a Swiss double golden success, after she triumphed in the women's singles final a day earlier over Krejcikova and Siniakova's compatriot Marketa Vondrousova.

But it helps continue a dream summer for Krejcikova who took home both the women's singles and doubles trophies at this year's French Open. She and Siniakova also won the 2018 French Open and Wimbledon.

Brazilians Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani won the bronze on Saturday, claiming their country's first tennis medal with a win over Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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