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Olympic Medal: W Tennis Singles

Aug. 17, 2008 at 6:18 AM

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva of Russia led a sweep by that country of the Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals in women's tennis singles.

Dinara Safina won the silver and Vera Zvonareva the bronze.

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It marks the first time since tennis returned as an Olympic sport in 1988 that the same country has won all three medals in the same event.

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