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USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad

According to the Bob Larson's Daily Tennis News

We Hear—

--that the USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad because they can’t decide who to name on the second women’s doubles team, with Venus and Serena Williams on one team, but who to name on the other? Leizel Huber, Lindsay Davenport or Lisa Raymond?
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Has the USTA said this is the reason for delaying their announcement or is this just speculation?

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Re: USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad

Hope Davenport/Raymond, Raymond and Huber have no experience together, it's the much better chance for a medal because they know each other and play together so well.
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Hope Davenport/Raymond, Raymond and Huber have no experience together, it's the much better chance for a medal because they know each other and play together so well.
apparently raymond has been sucking a lot this yaer though. at least that's what I read from Steffi62 in the doubles forum.

So singles will be: Serena, Davenport, Venus, Craybas(??)
I expect doubles to be: SV, Davenport/Huber.

I don't think you can deny Huber a chance to play since she's no.1 and Davenport well who the hell is going to say no to Davenport. Raymond's best chance is if Davenport decides to skip doubles, which I doubt cuz she really wants another medal.
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Re: USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad

Huber absolutely deserves a spot on the team. The sticking point is that Lindsay would much rather play with Raymond, but you can't snub the top doubles player just because no one wants to play with her.
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why not she's #1 with someone else and raymond and davenport work well together...

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Re: USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad

lindsay needs to withdraw from doubles. she's a singles player, she doesnt need to hog the limelight. also, she's had her olympic moment, let someone else have a chance. its so selfish.
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Re: USTA has delayed announcing its Olympic squad

I hope Raymond gets its.

Huber is not an American...she switched nationalities because she couldn't play in the olympics as a South African doubles player...please.

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lindsay needs to withdraw from doubles. she's a singles player, she doesnt need to hog the limelight. also, she's had her olympic moment, let someone else have a chance. its so selfish.
Well, why dont we let other countries win the gold? no?

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Huber with Bethanie Mattek?
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What a dilemma :confused. I think Lindsay and Lisa sounds good, but it kinda sucks for Liezel.
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Well, if choosing a doubles team is so difficult, it shouldn't be. Sure, Leizel is the top doubles player, but I do believe that Davenport/Raymond should have seniority and should get the spot. Liezel just switched nationalities...and I personally find it ridiculous that she would be given the spot.







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It would be so unfair if they ignore Raymond again this time, wasn't she world no.1 in 2004 and they didn't select her?
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Raymond has played for the USA for years and Huber has played for this country only for a few months...DO NOT PICK HUBER!

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Well, if choosing a doubles team is so difficult, it shouldn't be. Sure, Leizel is the top doubles player, but I do believe that Davenport/Raymond should have seniority and should get the spot. Liezel just switched nationalities...and I personally find it ridiculous that she would be given the spot.
I think the same, but in the other hand, she's still the #1 double player, and she's playing for the USA now. They have to think about which team will give them a medal.

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