Draw for Olympic Tennis Event to be held

Draw for Olympic Tennis Event to be held

London, July 18, 2012: The ITF announced that the draw for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon on Thursday 26 July at 11:00 in the Debenture Holders Lounge. Seeds for the draw will be based on the latest ATP and WTA world rankings of Monday 23 July. Any accredited media for the London 2012 Olympics are able to attend the draw.

The 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon from 28 July until 5 August. Forty-five countries will compete in this year’s event. Sixty-four players will contest the men’s and women’s singles, with 16 players seeded in both events. Thirty-two teams will contest the men’s and women’s doubles, with eight teams seeded in both events. The draw for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be held during the Olympic Tennis Event on Tuesday 31 July.

If there are two players or doubles teams from the same country, they will be drawn in opposite halves of the draw. If there are three or more players/teams from the same country, they will be drawn in different quarters of the draw.

Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as demonstration events in 1968 and 1984 and as a full medal sport at 1988 Seoul. The All England Club previously staged the Olympic Tennis Event in 1908 at its old site in Worple Road. This is the first event to be held on grass since tennis’s return as a full-medal sport.

2012 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT: MEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq, David Nalbandian

Australia Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt (*)

Austria Jurgen Melzer

Belgium Olivier Rochus, David Goffin, Steve Darcis

Brazil Thomaz Bellucci (*)

Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov

Canada Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil (*)

Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun

Colombia Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla

Croatia Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig

Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis

Czech Republic Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek

Finland Jarkko Nieminen

France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet

Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber

Great Britain Andy Murray

India Somdev Devvarman (*)

Italy Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini

Japan Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito

Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin

Luxembourg Gilles Muller

Netherlands Robin Haase

Poland Lukasz Kubot

Romania Adrian Ungur (*)

Russia Mikhail Youzhny, Alex Bogomolov Jr, Nikolay Davydenko, Dmitry Tursunov

Serbia Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Victor Troicki

Slovak Republic Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan

Slovenia Blaz Kavcic (*)

Spain Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco

Switzerland Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka

Tunisia Malek Jaziri (*)

Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky (*)

USA John Isner, Andy Roddick, Donald Young, Ryan Harrison

Uzbekistan Denis Istomin

(*) ITF Place

WOMEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Australia Samantha Stosur

Austria Tamira Paszek

Belarus Victoria Azarenka

Belgium Yanina Wickmayer, Kim Clijsters

Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova

Canada Aleksandra Wozniak

China, P.R. Li Na, Peng Shuai, Zheng Jie

Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-Wei

Colombia Mariana Duque-Marino (*)

Croatia Petra Martic

Czech Republic Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Petra Cetkovska, Klara Zakopalova

Denmark Caroline Wozniacki

France Alize Cornet (*)

Georgia Anna Tatishvili (*)

Germany Angelique Kerber, Sabine Lisicki, Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges

Great Britain Anne Keothavong (*), Elena Baltacha (*)

Hungary Agnes Szavay, Timea Babos

Israel Shahar Peer

Italy Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci, Francesca Schiavone

Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva, Yaroslava Shvedova

Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt (#)

New Zealand Marina Erakovic

Paraguay Veronica Cepede Royg (#)

Poland Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula Radwanska

Romania Simona Halep, Sorana Cirstea, Irina-Camelia Begu

Russia Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva, Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova

Serbia Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic

Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova, Daniela Hantuchova

Slovenia Polona Hercog

Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues, Carla Suarez Navarro, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez,

Silvia Soler-Espinosa

Sweden Sofia Arvidsson

Tunisia Ons Jabeur (*)

Ukraine Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko

USA Serena Williams, Christina McHale, Venus Williams, Varvara Lepchenko

(*) ITF Place

(#) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

MEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina David Nalbandian/Eduardo Schwank (*)

Austria Jurgen Melzer/Alexander Peya

Belarus Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi

Brazil Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa (*)

Canada Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil

Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal/Santiago Giraldo (*)

Croatia Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig

Czech Republic Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek

France Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet

Germany Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner

Great Britain Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins

India Leander Paes/Vishnu Vardhan, Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna

Israel Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (*)

Italy Daniele Bracciali/Andreas Seppi

Japan Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda (*)

Netherlands Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer

Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski

Romania Horia Tecau/Adrian Ungur (*)

Russia Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny (*)

Serbia Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic, Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki

Slovak Republic Martin Klizan/Lukas Lacko (*)

Spain Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer/Feliciano Lopez

Sweden Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt

Switzerland Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka

USA Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, John Isner/Andy Roddick

(*) ITF Place

WOMEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Gisela Dulko/Paola Suarez

Australia Jarmila Gajdosova/Anastasia Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua/Samantha Stosur

Canada Stephanie Dubois/Aleksandra Wozniak (*)

China, P.R. Peng Shuai/Zheng Jie, Li Na/Zhang Shuai

Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-Jung/Hsieh Su-Wei (*)

Czech Republic Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, Petra Cetkovska/Lucie Safarova

France Alize Cornet/Kristina Mladenovic (*)

Georgia Margalita Chakhnashvili/Anna Tatishvili (*)

(Continued…)

Germany Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki, Julia Goerges/Andrea Petkovic

Great Britain Laura Robson/Heather Watson (*), Elena Baltacha/Anne Keothavong (*)

Hungary Timea Babos/Agnes Szavay (*)

India Rushmi Chakravarthi/Sania Mirza (*)

Italy Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone

Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva

Poland Agnieszka Radwanska/Urszula Radwanska, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Alicja Rosolska

Romania Sorana Cirstea/Simona Halep

Russia Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova, Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina

Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova/Daniela Hantuchova

Slovenia Andreja Klepac/Katarina Srebotnik

Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez,

Anabel Medina Garrigues/Arantxa Parra Santonja

Ukraine Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko

USA Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond, Serena Williams/Venus Williams

(*) ITF Place. —– ITF

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