Despite entering the women's singles tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics as the No. 4 seed, Williams dominated the field, losing only 17 games in her six matches en route to capturing her first career singles gold medal. Williams didn't leave any doubt in the gold medal match, either. It took her about 30 minutes to finish off Maria Sharapova in impressive fashion, 6-0 and 6-1.
The victory capped off Williams' career Golden Slam, which is a milestone achieved by winning each of the Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold. Steffi Graf first achieved the feat back in 1988.
Fresh off the heels of her fifth victory at Wimbledon last month, Williams is back to form. She hopes to continue her roll as she pairs up with her sister, Venus Williams, in pursuit of their third gold medal in the doubles tournament.