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Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

Posted on May 7, 2008

2000 Olympic silver medalist Elena Dementieva has earned another chance to take her Olympic dream one step further.

Dementieva and Anna Chakvetadze were named on Wednesday to Russia’s 2008 Olympic squad by team captain Shamil Tarpischev.

Tarpischev announced last month that Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova would also represent Russia in Beijing.

According to the Kommersant, Tarpischev has said that this will be his roster, barring any unforseen circumstances. He has also tapped Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva for one doubles team, and is expected to partner Svetlana Kuznetsova with either Dementieva or Chakvetadze.
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

I kinda wish Kirilenko was going and Vesnina. Hasn't Vesnina been really committed to Fed Cup for the last couple of ties? Well I personally based on this year so far, wouldn't have picked Anna C, but if you were to fairly base if off of rank I guess that's how it goes.

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Chaky?

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Chaky? why not Vera??

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Kuzzy,Sharapova, Chaky, Dementieva, Safina, Zvonareva strong team but I would prefer Kirilenko over Chaky

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

Vesnina is one of the best doubles players. I'm suprised they didn't put Pertova/Vesnina or at least Kuznetsova/Vesnina or, of course Kirilenko/Vesnina.
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No Vesnina? sheesh, she seriously deserves to play doubles after all that commitment & securing the crucial tie for Russia in the semis against US last yr

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

I thought the reason Likhovtseva was playing this year was because Tarpishev convinced her to do the olympics. And she doesn't even get to play?
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Vera should have gotten a singles spot.
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I thought the reason Likhovtseva was playing this year was because Tarpishev convinced her to do the olympics. And she doesn't even get to play?
I thought the same thing That's so unfair for Lena
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Re: Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

no Lena L

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ChakyShe's gonna embarrass the whole nation.
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Chakvetadze fucking ruins everything.

Vera deserves the last spot.
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Vera should have gotten a singles spot.

Agreed. And Vesnina should have gotten a doubles spot. Dementieva ain't played shit Fed Cup recently.

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Re: Anna Chakvetadze, Elena Dementieva Named to Russian Olympic Team

Does it not have to be the top ranked players ? This was the reason why Serena didn't go in 2000 as Capriati,Davenport,Seles and sister Venus were ranked higher.
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