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US Olympic Team???

Just found this small article on ESPN's website. Not sure if its already been posted but is there a way that more than one US doubles team can enter? Also, how many singles players can a country have in the draw???

Updated: January 8, 2008

Samantha Stosur's continued illness-related absence from WTA action left her doubles partner, Lisa Raymond, in the lurch on the eve of the Australian swing. Raymond and old friend Francesca Schiavone of Italy have agreed to play together in Sydney and Melbourne, and perhaps in Doha and Dubai.

Raymond, 34, said losing the top ranking she and Stosur had achieved pales in comparison to watching Stosur try to overcome one setback after another. "She's at such an intricate part of her career," Raymond said. "It's disappointing for me, but it's a hundred times more disappointing for her."

On another subject, Raymond said she's committed to playing Fed Cup this season, joining another longtime pal, Lindsay Davenport. Things get a little bit more complex when it comes to who is actually going to represent the United States in doubles.

Captain Zina Garrison is pursuing the services of both Venus and Serena Williams. Depending on their availability, Raymond's doubles rival and current No. 1, South African native Liezel Huber, who is married to an American and just became a U.S. citizen, also could be in the mix.

Raymond chose her words carefully, saying she'll play with any partner Garrison feels is best for the common cause. "The powers that be will have to sit down and think about who they want," Raymond said. "It's definitely an odd situation, given the fact that [Huber] just became an American citizen. If she plays, another girl is going to lose a spot. It'll be interesting to see how Zina handles it."
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It's called "passing the buck."

Lindsay deserves the spot over Huber.

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For the moment (health issues aside) we are looking at
Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Lisa Raymond and 2 others. I believe each country is allowed a total of 6 players including 2 doubles teams. Venus and Serena will be one of the teams for sure.

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It's called "passing the buck."

Lindsay deserves the spot over Huber.

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Liezel is current World number one. But Lisa already got excluded 4 years back from the Olympics if I recall well. So why not a Raymond-Huber team? The other ones are singles players, let's let them play singles!

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I'll doubt if Venus and Serena will care to play doubles if it's too much time for the Olympics. I do, however, think Zina is concerned wayyyy more about Fed Cup than the Olympics. She's not going to make any PC choices, and I think she'll go with Venus and Serena in singles. She may pick LD and Raymond in singles. Methinks LD/Serena would make a better team, though.

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For the moment (health issues aside) we are looking at
Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Lisa Raymond and 2 others. I believe each country is allowed a total of 6 players including 2 doubles teams. Venus and Serena will be one of the teams for sure.
Incorrect... she got passed on at the 2000 olympics for venus/serena (who also went on to win the GOLD) ... in 2004 she played with martina N and they lost in the quarters.... I feel lisa should get a spot if there are 2 teams... but when it came to the grand light lisa has seemingly always underachieved.

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Methinks LD/Serena would make a better team, though.
And just what exactly is Serena/Lindsay track record in slams? Pray tell.

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I hope Lisa goes to the olympics, What she said was very diplomatic!
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Liezel is current World number one. But Lisa already got excluded 4 years back from the Olympics if I recall well. So why not a Raymond-Huber team? The other ones are singles players, let's let them play singles!
Raymond played 2004 olympics with navratilova and lost early.
Raymnd and huber would be a good team, but i rather have lisa and davenport since they played together already and have worked together.
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Hope vee and ree get to play for America i think it would get them hyped for the Olympics

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And just what exactly is Serena/Lindsay track record in slams? Pray tell.
They have a perfect record. Check the stats.

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Liezel is current World number one. But Lisa already got excluded 4 years back from the Olympics if I recall well. So why not a Raymond-Huber team? The other ones are singles players, let's let them play singles!
Lindsay has a longer history of playing for the US, and has committed herself to playing for the US when it wasn't convenient for her career. She has earned a doubles spot if she does not qualify for singles. That's just the way the cookie crumbles on these things. Huber is the new kid on the block and will probably, rightfully, be passed over. Maybe after a few years playing Fed Cup for the US, she will get an Olympic spot.

Better question. Has Huber committed to playing Fed Cup for the US this year? That would be the first step towards consideration IMO.

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If Lindsay,Venus, Serena and Raymonds wants to play. They should be the priority regardless of any reason.
Huber, should just stand by and fill in in case needed, otherwise she does'nt deserve a spot.

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