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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Aussies at the Olympics

Well, it's nearly time for the Olympic team announcements.

Who do you think will be our reps?

Sam and Tomic are certainties of course, but Jarka and Ebden's spots not so clear.

I'm guessing TA/AOC will nominate Case/Nastya for doubles (along with Hewitt in men's) and hope they scrape in or can get a WC.

But what about the doubles combos - especially mixed?
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Dellacqua/Stosur
Gajdosova/Rodionova

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mixed will be Stosur/Hewitt
womens will be Stosur/Dellacqua
mens will be Hewitt/ Ebden I think.......
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Any news on whether Sam will be playing mixed doubles?
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Have you seen the draws for the Olympics??

Stosur:
R1 v. Carla Suarez Navarro
R2 v. Clijsters (likely)
R3 v. Ivanovic

Gajdosova/Rodionova
R1 v. [6]Makarova/Vesnina (RUS)

Dellacqua/Stosur
R1 v. [8]Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez (ESP)

crap draws. let's pray for a miracle!

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Fox don't think much of Olympic Tennis. Day 1 is on delayed starting at 4am on Sunday morning. They need more channels

Top 10: Ashleigh Barty, Caroline Garcia, Jamie Hampton, Jelena Jankovic, Agnieszka Radwanska, Lucie Safarova, Maria Sharapova, Karolina Sprem, Sam Stosur, Jarmila Wolfe.

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Re: Aussies at the Olympics

Sam was never going to get far in singles but at least she has a winable R1 match having beaten Navarro at Wimbledon and being the underdog against Kim ahould help her and hopefully she can just go out swinging.

Tough doubles draws but I'd give both teams a chance to move into R2 with Casey and Sam outside chances at a bronze medal. Anyone know who our team will be for the mixed? I'd go with Sam and Lleyton.

Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchova, Lucie Safarova

Kim Birrell, Sabine Lisicki, Abbie Myers, Priscilla Hon

Kristina Mladenovic, Heather Watson, Ana Konjuh, Zoe Hives
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Sam was never going to get far in singles but at least she has a winable R1 match having beaten Navarro at Wimbledon and being the underdog against Kim ahould help her and hopefully she can just go out swinging.

Tough doubles draws but I'd give both teams a chance to move into R2 with Casey and Sam outside chances at a bronze medal. Anyone know who our team will be for the mixed? I'd go with Sam and Lleyton.
I agree with you Jack. I think Sam will play with Lleyton and they will be a good chance I reckon!
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Obviously Sam is not much of a chance for a medal in singles but would be SO awesome for her and Casey to snag one in doubles. It's a tough draw but they will always be dangerous.
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Makarova/Vesnina def. Gajdosova/Rodionova 61 64

We knew they weren't gonna win but it was still a great effort for the girls and I hope they were just happy that they got to participate in the olympics.

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Sam's winning 6-3 3-3. Finish her off Sam!

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Terrible start by the Aussies so far.. 2 losses to 0 wins.. let's hope Casey and Sam can get a win in the doubles
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...and it's done

Over and out. Ouch.

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horrible day

Lets just focus on something else besides tennis for AUS.

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Horrific.
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