Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva secured Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively earlier today in Beijing.
The super-fit Moscowvite Elena Dementieva has won gold and her first major title by defeating Dinara Safina in three sets, in the final.
Elena will use this magnificent achievement as further momentum going into the US Open, starting Monday week.
The successful Russian camp move on to Flushing Meadows and will anticipate more triumphs on the other side of the world.
Many congratulations to Russia's wonderful trio and especially for Olympic champion Elena Dementieva.
Commiserations to China's Li Na, beaten for the bronze in straight sets by Vera Zvonareva.
What a superb, unprecedented and totally deserved accolade for the amazing sporting dynasty that is the Russian Womens' Tennis Federation.
At the medal ceremony, as commentator Chris Bradnam so aptly said,
Anna Kournikova.... take a bow!