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Olympic Update: Aug. 4 Wins For USA

London Update Aug. 4: How the US Fared on Super Saturday

With so many events happening, Super Saturday was another big day for Team USA. See the results of some of the most notable events from today below!

Tennis
Serena Williams finally got her individual Olympic gold. She beat Russia's Maria Sharapova easily, 6-1, 6-0, playing on the same court where she won Wimbledon earlier this Summer. While Serena has two gold medals from winning women's doubles with sister Venus at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics, this is the first time she's won an individual gold at the Olympics and only the second time a tennis player has won a Golden Slam. Venus was knocked out of the women's singles event earlier last week, but the Williams sisters advanced to Sunday's finals by beating Russia in the semifinals today. Venus and Serena will play the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavácková and Lucie Hradecká for the gold medal. The Czechs beat Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond on Friday.

The US also fared well in men's tennis. Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan beat France in today's men's doubles finals, winning their first Olympic golds; the brothers won bronze in 2008.

Get more results from swimming, track and field, and beach volleyball (warning: some events haven't aired yet in the US) after the break.

Swimming
Team USA finished spectacularly on Saturday, taking gold in both men's and women's 4x100m medley relay team. The women's team set a new world record for the event, beating the record set by China in 2009. The American men once again won in the event that they haven't lost since 1980. Check out pictures from the men's and women's 4x100m medley relay here!

Earlier in the day, American Jessica Hardy placed seventh in the 50m freestyle.

Track and Field
Americans Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, and Allyson Felix were racing for a top spot in the 100m dash, but Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ending up inching past Carmelita for the gold. While Carmelita took silver, Tianna came in fourth behind bronze-winner Veronica Campbell-Brown; Allyson placed fifth. Carmelita and Allyson are next competing in the women's 200, as well as the 4x100m relay with Tianna.

In the heptathlon, American Chantae McMillan placed seventh, while fellow teammate Hyleas Fountain did not place after she failed to finish one of the seven events, the 800m, today.

Beach Volleyball
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings continued their march to the gold with a 2-0 straight-set win against the Netherlands. Kerri and Misty Rosenthal also advanced to the beach volleyball quarterfinals, beating Russia in the final set for a 2-1 win.

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