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Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

Should any elegible singles players be denied the opportunity to play by their National Olympic Committee, the ITF shall compensate the player according to her ranking. The ITF and the president of the OIC each have pledged to use best efforts to assure eligible players are nominated.

The ITF and WTA agreement came to effect shortly before last July Fed Cup ties

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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

I suppose its beneficial for Russia if Sharapova plays, as she is their best chance of a medal.
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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

Tarpi is not crazy enough anyway to not let Maria lead the Russian line-up.

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she will play and take the gold medal
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I suppose its beneficial for Russia if Sharapova plays, as she is their best chance of a medal.
exactly so if they dont pick her to win they are only hurting themselves. the mentally tough duo or petrova and kuznetsova certainly wont be bringing home any medal and who wants to see chakvetadze cry after disappointing he country.
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well I never thought she would miss the olympics!
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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

pfft... that's the biggest load of crap for all the other players who did it by the rules, and now they go and change it!

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Typical bullshit, The olympics is about representing your country 1st and foremost and letting someone who has never played for their country, play in the event is beyond

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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

Its should still be on the countries prerogative whom they want to send because a player is representing their country and not themselves.

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19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

Is this really new? Because I'm remember the ITF stepping in in 2004 to have Testud play instead of Golovn, who was chosen at first.

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Too bad they can't schedule the Olympics during one of the normal weeks of Fed Cup. It would be amazing how many players who are never free during that time, would suddenly have their slate clear to play the Olympics.

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Re: Sharapova is now free to play Olympics...even if she doesn't play Fed Cup

Who thought Maria was ever going to play for Russia? Her game her, life, and her money come from the United States. As one of her "countrymen" said "She's a passport Russian"


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