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Maria Sharapova - needs to play Fed Cup in both 2007 and 2008 in order to play Olympics (obvious that this is the only reason she is playing in 2007)

Sveta Kuznetsova - needs to play Fed Cup in both 2007 and 2008 in order to play Olympics (obvious that this is the only reason she is playing in 2007)

Nadia Petrova - played Fed Cup in 2006. weaseled her way onto the 2007 team to qualify for Beijing despite her chickening out against Kim Clijsters in a crucial tie

Elena Dementieva - played Fed Cup in 2005, 2006 = ELIGABLE

Dinara Safina - played Fed Cup in 2005, 2006 = ELIGABLE

Anna Chakvetadze - played Fed Cup in 2006. needs to play in either 2007 or 2008 to be eligable

Anastasia Myskina - played Fed Cup in 2005. needs to play in either 2007 or 2008 to be eligable but may retire before Beijing anyway

Maria Kirilenko - played Fed Cup in 2006. needs to play in either 2007 or 2008 to be eligable

Elena Vesnina - played Fed Cup in 2006. needs to play in either 2007 or 2008 to be eligable

Vera Dushevina - played Fed Cup in 2005, 2006 = ELIGABLE

Elena Bovina - played Fed Cup in 2005. needs to play in either 2007 or 2008 to be eligable but must overcome injuries
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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

pierce1424214 and goldenlox would make a great combo. How about playing mixed doubles for Russia in Hopman cup 2008?
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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Sveta Kuznetsova - needs to play Fed Cup in both 2007 and 2008 in order to play Olympics (obvious that this is the only reason she is playing in 2007)


Sveta played Fed Cup in 2004 and Hopman Cup in 2006.
So it's not unusual for her to be playing Fed Cup.
It's different from Sharapova.

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

tough going there.
I think Safina will get the doubles spot.

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Vera Z should be on that list also. She's a good doubles player.
She played singles in the final on the 2003 team, and won the final match in the 2004 final with Nastya.

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the eligibility rule was as follows:

The player has to play Fed Cup in two years out of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. At least one of those two years has to be either 2007 or 2008.

Therefore currently no players are eligible.

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Russia has no problem with Davis Cup
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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

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The player has to play Fed Cup in two years out of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. At least one of those two years has to be either 2007 or 2008.

Therefore currently no players are eligible.
Exactly!
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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Is it play or just make themselves available?

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Btw, it's eligible, not eligable
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Is it play or just make themselves available?
you dont have to play
its just making themselves available that gets you eligibilty for the Olympics.

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you dont have to play
its just making themselves available that gets you eligibilty for the Olympics.
There are so many good players who aren't on the team playing Spain.
So if Nastya, Vera Z., Dinara, Anna C, Vera D, Lena V, Lena B, Maria K
If they make themselves available for Spain, that's all they have to do for 2007?

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

Found this:

Olympic tennis fact sheet

I think you can debate what it means to "make yourself available for selection".

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Re: Russians Eligable To Play Beijing 2008 Olympics

I thought players only needed to make themselves available to play Fed Cup so they would be eligible to play in the Olympics. Isn't that the case GL?

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