London – GBR, July 31, 2012: The ITF today announced the entry list for the Olympic mixed doubles competition that is scheduled to start on Wednesday 1 August. Thirty-five pairs from 26 countries signed up for the first Olympic mixed doubles competition as a full medal discipline since 1924, with the combined ranking cut-off for direct entry at 37. The top seeds are Victoria Azarenka and Max Miryni of Belarus, ranked No. 1 in women’s singles and men’s doubles respectively.
ITF Places were awarded to Andy Murray and Laura Robson of Great Britain; Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur of Australia; Mikhail Youzhny and Elena Vesnina of Russia; and Robert Lindstedt and Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.
The draw for the Mixed Doubles will take place today on site at Wimbledon at 15:00 (14:00 GMT).
Argentina Gisela Dulko / Juan Martin del Potro
Australia Samantha Stosur / Lleyton Hewitt (ITF Place)
Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Max Mirnyi
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka / Radek Stepanek
Germany Angelique Kerber / Philipp Petzschner; Sabine Lisicki / Christopher Kas
Great Britain Laura Robson / Andy Murray (ITF Place)
India Sania Mirza / Leander Paes
Italy Roberta Vinci / Daniele Bracciali; Sara Errani / Andreas Seppi
Poland Agnieszka Radwanska / Marcin Matkowski
Russia Elena Vesnina / Mikhail Youzhny (ITF Place)
Serbia Ana Ivanovic / Nenad Zimonjic
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson / Robert Lindstedt (ITF Place)
USA Lisa Raymond / Mike Bryan, Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan
1. Spain Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez / Marcel Granollers
2. Romania Irina-Camelia Begu / Horia Tecau
3. Canada Aleksandra Wozniak / Daniel Nestor
4. Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Mariusz Fyrstenberg
All the latest news from the Olympic Tennis Event, including live scores, can be found on the ITF’s official Olympic websites in English and Spanish: www.itftennis.com/olympics and www.itftennis.com/olimpiadas. The ITF has also launched a mobile App that is available for free download to iPhone and Android users. A mobile friendly version of the website is also available. —- ITF