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View Poll Results: Assuming all players are HEALTHY, in good physical shape- Which team do u pick?
Serena, Lindsay, JCap, Seles 6 10.17%
Serena, Lindsay, Venus, JCap 37 62.71%
Serena, Lindsay, JCap, Chanda 10 16.95%
Serena, Seles, Venus, Chanda 1 1.69%
Lindsay, Venus, Seles, JCap 1 1.69%
Frazier, Shaugnessy, Raymond, Harkleroad 1 1.69%
Granville, Craybas, Reeves, Stevenson 3 5.08%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2004, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Pick the US Olympic squad (combination of four singles).

From the above possible combinations, select the team you feel would best represent the US in the olympics this year.

Before selecting you have to assume each player is HEALTHY- in good physical condition and each player wants to compete. Who do you go with? (I tried to get everyone in there...lol)

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it has to be out of venus, serena, jen, lindsay, monica and possbily stevenson (if she happens to be on she would be hard to beat) however to pick 4 well i would pick definately serena, lindsay and venus and then the 4th person would be between jen and monica but since monica hasnt comeback yet and jen has done better of the last 3 years i would pick jen for the 4th player.

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Are they allowed to go to Athens with 4 players? What is the size of the draw? I mean a draw of 64 players and the big nations are allowed to send 4 players the draw is full with just a few nations. That`s not the way I want to see an Olympic tennis tournament. We also need nations like the small ones with only one player in the Top 100 e. g.

I think a draw with 96 players like the one in Miami would fit best.

The answer to your question: I voted for Venus, Serena, Jennifer and Lindsay.

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I can think of multiple combinations of US players and for various reasons....far too many combination to list. But from the ones I chose it would be between (Serena, Lindsay, JCap, Seles) or (Serena, Lindsay, Venus, JCap). Truthfully I'd prefer (Serena, Lindsay, Venus, Seles) but since I didn't list that combination I'd have to go with (Serena, Lindsay, JCap, Seles).... this is too hard, i feel sorry for Zina.

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i have read that anyone who wants to participate in Athens must play Fed Cup!

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I think one player is SURE to get picked up by everybody: Serena...below that you can make some calls for anybody. The best team they can send is: Serena, Lindsay, Venus and Jen...but since she isn´t playing FC, that gets trickier.

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Are they allowed to go to Athens with 4 players? What is the size of the draw? I mean a draw of 64 players and the big nations are allowed to send 4 players the draw is full with just a few nations. That`s not the way I want to see an Olympic tennis tournament. We also need nations like the small ones with only one player in the Top 100 e. g.

I think a draw with 96 players like the one in Miami would fit best.

The answer to your question: I voted for Venus, Serena, Jennifer and Lindsay.
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The US will not name their teams until June 28. Both men's and women's teams will be made up of four singles players, a separate doubles combination, and a doubles team made up from the singles team.

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Why do they have a doubles team made up from singles as well as a seperate doubles combination??? I didn't know they did that.

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The US will not name their teams until June 28. Both men's and women's teams will be made up of four singles players, a separate doubles combination, and a doubles team made up from the singles team.
I like the fact that the US can send 4 players because I am sure Venus and Serena are selected by Garrison or by BJK before. I want Jennifer and Lindsay to go because both girls deserve it.

Why do they make up two doules teams? IMO that means the US have a better chance to win medalls. That is an unfair advantage. With all big nations allowed to select 4 singles players and 2 doubles teams the draws are full. That is not an Olympic tournament, it is a WTA tournament.

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I think one player is SURE to get picked up by everybody: Serena...below that you can make some calls for anybody. The best team they can send is: Serena, Lindsay, Venus and Jen...but since she isn´t playing FC, that gets trickier.


Actually, the rules state that you need to have played or made yourself available to play Fed Cup in the last 3 years, which Jen has done both, so she is more than eligible, and as Zina has stated that BJK will be part of Fed Cup, but NOT the Olympics, and she has changed the rules that Jen had issue with BJK, it is fairly obvious that Zina would like to see Jen on the squad!









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Injuries will no doubt help Zina in picking the squad. We have to send our best but too bad we can't send someone that's never been it's a great experience for those lucky enough to go.
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its pretty likely one of the big 4(vee,serena,linds and jcap) will be injured, so i would pick chanda for replacement and monica next replacement if required
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IF BILLIE JEAN KING ISN'T INVOLVED
Singles: Venus, Serena, Lindsay, J-Cap
Doubles: Raymond/Navratilova, Venus/Serena

IF BILLIE JEAN KING IS INVOLVED
Singles: Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Chanda Rubin
Doubles: same as above

IF ZINA GARRISON GETS MILITANT WITH IT
Singles: Venus, Serena, Rubin, Alex Stevenson
Doubles: Venus/Serena, Garrison/Lori McNeil
Alternates: Shenay Perry, Jamea Jackson, Angela Haynes, Shadisha Robinson

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"men's and women's teams will be made up of four singles players, a separate doubles combination, and a doubles team made up from the singles team."

Who do the doubles team made up singles players end up playing?
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Serena,Lindsay,Venus,Jenny Cap

Maria Sharapova
Krunic~~ Ivanovic ~~ Jovanovski ~~ Stojanovic~Jorovic
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Bencic~~Voegele~~Jankovic~~Zvonareva~~Karolina Pliskova ~~Krystina Pliskova
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