Federer, Henin-Hardenne get top seedings in Athens
August 11, 2004
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Roger Federer of Switzerland and Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium were seeded No. 1 Wednesday for the Athens Olympics singles tennis tournaments.
Andy Roddick of the United States is No. 2 behind Federer, followed by Carlos Moya of Spain, Tim Henman of Britain and Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain.
In the women's field, Amelie Mauresmo of France is second, followed by French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, French Open runner-up Elena Dementieva, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, all Russians.
Venus Williams is seeded sixth. Two players who would have been ahead of her -- sister Serena and Jennifer Capriati -- pulled out of the Olympics, citing injuries.
In doubles, the top seedings went to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, and to Kuznetsova and Elena Likhovtseva. Martina Navratilova, making her Olympic debut at age 47, and Lisa Raymond of the United States were seeded No. 3, after Conchita Martinez and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain.
The Athens tennis tournament is Aug. 15-22, and will be played on