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Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

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Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

By Jerome Solomon






LONDON - Houston's Liezel Huber said Sunday that she believes she and partner Lisa Raymond should be selected ahead of Serena Williams to represent the U.S. in mixed double competition at the Olympics.

The U.S. gets to nominate two pairs for the competition, and Williams, fresh off her singles and doubles win at Wimbledon, could very well be chosen. Olympic tennis will be held at the All England Club, site of the Wimbledon.

Serena and her sister Venus won the gold medal in doubles in Beijing and Sydney and beat No. 1-ranked Huber and Raymond in the Wimbledon final. Williams didn't play in mixed doubles, which was won by Raymond and Mike Bryan. Huber and Bob Bryan lost in the semifinals.

"We're doubles specialists and that's what we do," Huber told reporters in London on Sunday, "so I think Serena should save her energy and her time and rack up the medals in the other events.

"She's a great player but I think Lisa and I deserve, by ranking, to be chosen to play mixed. It's up to the federation to choose, but I hope they choose the teams that we already decided to play together at the Wimbledon Championships because we want that practice for the Olympics."

Mixed doubles haven't been contested at the Olympic since 1924.

Houston's Zina Garrison paired with Pam Shriver to win the doubles gold in 1988, the first year that event had been played in the Olympics since 1924. The U.S. has won five of the six Olympics in doubles since the competition returned to the Games.
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Huber always trying to stir up some shit.
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Oh dear...this is gonna be good.
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She knows its their only chance at getting a gold
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Re: Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

She was fine with the first quote. Needed to not say the 2nd one.

Liezel, Bob dropped you so quick to play with Serena at Roland Garros, you really think he played Wimbledon with you to practice for Olympics? Serena wasn't playing, so he went back to you, his regular partner.


Liezel and Lisa should get the spots for the first thing Liezel said; for Serena to focus on bringing home the 2 golds in singles and doubles. Deserving it because you are #1, as Lisa knows in the Olympics, doesn't mean shit.


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The mixed doubles yes but not the doubles. She kept saying she and her partner Lisa should play the miex doubles but isn't Lisa female or am I missing something?
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each country can just have one team right

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In an interview in Stanford, Serena basically said she was fine with not playing mixed because she doesn't know if she can handle three events. I don't think this will end up being an issue anyway. However, if they did have to choose, there are no mixed doubles rankings so the country should pick the teams they think have the best chance of winning a medal, not go by the doubles rankings. If they think it's Huber that's fine, and if they think it's Serena that's fine.

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LOL. Huber. You slay me. Can't wait to see you lose, soon!
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each country can just have one team right
I thought it was two teams.
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Re: Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

The US committee does not want to put one person in 3 events. This is a non-issue. The Bryan Bros will play with the #1 Doubles team, that's how it should be.
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I'm pretty sure the US can only send one team in for the mixed competition and at this point, they would be out of their mind to not put in Mike Bryan/Raymond since they just won Wimbledon.
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Whatever.

Clinging on to some form of relevancy, I see.


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The US committee does not want to put one person in 3 events. This is a non-issue. The Bryan Bros will play with the #1 Doubles team, that's how it should be.
I don't think Venus is playing mixed though
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Re: Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

Fuck off Huber. Serena will do whatever she pleases and peasants like you will just have to deal. Personally, I'm here for Serena playing singles and doubles only to maximise chances of a double gold. Regardless, I hope that the mixed spot goes to anyone but Huber.
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