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I believe that Anastasia Myskina & Elena Dementieva are locks or "should" be for the Russian Qlympic team. Nadia, Sveta, Vera, & Maria to me are the other Russian who have a good chance to make it also, but since there are only 4 spots on the team these four will have to battle hard to make it. All seem to doing pretty good in 2004 with Sveta & Maria breaking the top 15 for the 1st time, then Nadia breaking the top 10 for the 1st time, and of course Nastya for breaking the top 5 for the 1st time. The Russian are here and for a long time!
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And Elena will break into top 5 if she wins the final if im not mistaken!

Should be a good contest for the russians. We are presuming that all players want to appear or will be fit. I personally think Elena D, Myskina, Sveta and Masha should take the singles spots.

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The top 4 ranked Russians, as of next week, should be on the Olympic team.

That would consist of Myskina, Dementieva, Petrova and Zvonareva.

If there's injury... 1st alternate, Sharapova... 2nd alternate, Bovina.
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Lina, so much for you constantly saying Maria will be on the Russian Olympic tennis team. I never believed it anyway. Just as I never believed she would be on the Russian Fed Cup team for their first round tie against Australia.

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Lina, so much for you constantly saying Maria will be on the Russian Olympic tennis team. I never believed it anyway. Just as I never believed she would be on the Russian Fed Cup team for their first round tie against Australia.
I didn't say that... I'm just saying who I would put on the team.

I still think Shamil will go against his supposed word... saying that he'd take the 4 highest ranked Russians after Birmingham.

Masha hasn't proven she's a legitimate hope for a medal. Neither has Vera. They're both young. Vera's ranked higher, so I would choose her.
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And Sveta?
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Ugh... why the hell do I always forget Sveta?

K... knock Vera off then.

The decision is rather easy for now.

I know Nadya is anything but consistent... but hopefully, she'll have one of her good streaks.
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But Petrova and Vera are not really in form at the moment? whilst the others seem to be playing well. Depends when the decision is made. After Wimbledon, Masha may move up the rankings with a good tournement on her favourite surface.

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But Petrova and Vera are not really in form at the moment? whilst the others seem to be playing well. Depends when the decision is made. After Wimbledon, Masha may move up the rankings with a good tournement on her favourite surface.
Yeah and she has a lot of points to defend on this grass season while players like Petrova & Zvonareva have less. But since this is a Maria's best surface she is capable of defending them, but then again Nadia is the only Russian to defeat Serena in 2004.
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But Petrova and Vera are not really in form at the moment? whilst the others seem to be playing well. Depends when the decision is made. After Wimbledon, Masha may move up the rankings with a good tournement on her favourite surface.
It's not just about playing well now, though.

The goal is to take the players who have the best chance of medaling.

Masha and Vera have not proven they can beat the Top 10 players in the world... let alone anyone in the Top 5, that is necessary of earning a medal.

Nadya has. Of course, she can also lose 1st round to some no-name from Timbuktu. But, Nadya has the ranking... and she has deserved it with the best play in top-notch tournaments over the remaining options for the team.
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Maria should really get to the 4th round at least. i am hoping anyway.
Im sure whoever is chosen, will do well.

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If Nadia got picked I'm sure she could rise to the occasion...just ask Serena!
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If Nadia got picked I'm sure she could rise to the occasion...just ask Serena!
That's why I think Nadia would be a fine pick.

Some days, she plays like a Top 5 player.
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Some days she even plays like she is No.1! Just ask Serena!
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But some days she can also be terrible, ask Weingartner!
The best players for the task will be chosen, im sure.

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