|Women’s singles tennis at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad|
|Gold medalist Elena Dementieva (at the 2008 WTA Tour Championships)|
|Venue||National Tennis Center, Beijing|
|Dates||10 to 17 August|
|Competitors||64 from 33 nations|
Correspondingly, who performed at the 2008 Olympics?
Chinese singer Liu Huan and British singer Sarah Brightman stood on the central platform and sang the 2008 Olympic theme song: “You and Me.” 2,008 performers then held out parasols with smiling faces of young children. This was followed by red and orange fireworks in the form of smiley faces.
Secondly, who won the first gold medal in tennis?
Stefanie Graf, playing for West Germany, was the first singles gold medalist when tennis returned to the Olympic Games at Seoul 1988, defeating Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 in the final as part of her unmatched Golden Slam feat that year.
What happened at the Beijing Olympics 2008?
On 10 April 2008, China announced that it had foiled a plot against the games by Uyghur separatists in Xinjiang. According to the Chinese security ministry, separatists planned suicide bomb attacks on Chinese cities and kidnappings in Beijing to disrupt the Olympic Games.
Number of participating countries in the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016
|Characteristic||Number of participating countries|