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pierce0415
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:41 PM
OK it is early but the tour is BORING right now so it is never too early to speculate :tape: :lol: . I think the maximum number of teams any country can send is 2 teams ... so who will play together with who? If there are no injuries, these teams will probably compete:

CHN - Zheng / Yan
CHN - Sun / Li (Ting)
USA - V Williams / S Williams

But what other teams will there be? I think

FRA - Pierce / Golovin
FRA - Mauresmo / Bartoli
RUS - Kuznetsova / Petrova
RUS - Dementieva / Safina or Chakvetadze / Vesnina
ITA - Schiavone / Vinci
USA - King / Jackson / Perry :confused:

andrewC
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:06 PM
Sun/Li need to have a strong 2007 :help: 3 minor titles this year was not that impressive :tears: I hope they aren't having any more arguments?

Ballbasher
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:13 PM
EST-Ani/Kanepi or Kanepi/Ruutel

-sugi-
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:19 PM
JPN - Nakamura/Morigami? :)

AJZ.
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:40 PM
Hopefully Sugi with someone in 2008... :)
Nakamura/Morigami is nice, though :)

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:41 PM
I think Flavia and Fran will play together

Ellery
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Australia:

Maybe Stosur/Stubbs :confused:
Pratt/Stewart

saki
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I hope Fran and Flavia will team up - they would be in with a really good shot of a medal.

If Flipper wants to play in the Olympics, Justine might partner her. Don't know how interested she is, though.

Are Myskina/Zvonareva a possibility? They've played together before and both are good doubles players.

Ellery
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:51 PM
What about Lisa and Meghann for the US? They are USA's top doubles players, after all.

Ellery
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Czech Republic: probably Benesova/Strycova

Ellery
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Argentina: Dulko/Suarez?

Sassy-Na
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:02 PM
shuai/na may replace tiantian/ting :tape:

FORZA SARITA
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:05 PM
i hope schiavone-pennetta and santangelo-vinci!!!

Joachim1978
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Maybe Shultz-McCarthy can lure Kraijeck into the doubles draw for the Netherlands?

Peschke and Vaidisova for the Czech Republic? - although I think the question is whether or not Nicole would lower herself to playing doubles, I saw her play in HK last year with Davenport, and you could tell she was so not into it, despite having a world class partner.

Can Hingis and Schnyder put aside their differences and play for Switzerland? If anyone could usurp the Chinese pairs in Beijing, it would be them

Dominguez-Lino and Llagostera Vives for Spain?

Peer and Smashnova for Israel?

The Radwanska sisters for Poland (by then they should both be top 20)

Anybody know why there is no mixed doubles at the Olympics?? Now THAT would pull in the crowds! Imagine Hingis & Federer, Grosjean & Mauresmo, Rochus & Henin-Hardenne, Safin & Safina, Davydenko & Dementieva, Roddick & Serena....

Tennace
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:44 PM
CZE- Maybe Nicole/Lucie????
SVK- Dani/Sucha????

PLP
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Can Hingis and Schnyder put aside their differences and play for Switzerland? If anyone could usurp the Chinese pairs in Beijing, it would be them

What differences? I though they practiced together during the off-season and got on pretty well?
Anyway, yes, they would make a great doubles team!

Kim already turned down her Beijing so JuJu will have to pair with someone else.

Momo/Tati :worship:

For Russia I would love to see Petrova/Anna C. play together :hearts:

Tripp
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Argentina: Dulko/Suarez?

Paola won't be playing anymore by then :sobbing:

Maybe Dulko/Salerni, if María Emilia can stop sucking and get her doubles ranking back up :shrug:

Wiggly
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:17 PM
You can bring differents players for Doubles and Singles.

In 2004, Prusova played only Doubles.

Czechs will bring a mix of Beneosva Peschke and Strycova

cheyk
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Spain: Medina and Ruano if she is still in active; or Medina and Domínguez Lino

timafi
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Gasquet/Amelie
the bhands:worship:
Ame/Mary:wavey:

Slumpsova
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:37 PM
this is just insane, talking about olympics when asian games hasn't even started :o
pfff why don't you talk about olympic 2016 when Dasha Sharapova and Alexus Jones compete under their national flag? :rolleyes:

Slumpsova
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:46 PM
OMG pierce666 how dare you? :fiery: :smash:

Pengwin
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Keothavong/Baltacha (GBR)

Tripp
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:27 PM
this is just insane, talking about olympics when asian games hasn't even started :o
pfff why don't you talk about olympic 2016 when Dasha Sharapova and Alexus Jones compete under their national flag? :rolleyes:

Well, what's the point? We all know they'll face each other in the final :tape:

Come on now, we're bored, the season is over and it won't start again until 2 months have gone by. And remember, most of us don't have a life.

jas_aussie
Nov 21st, 2006, 12:59 AM
stosur/molik would be awesome!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:16 AM
Bejing WS Defend Olympic Gold! :wavey:

pierce0415
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:27 AM
Bejing WS Defend Olympic Gold! :wavey:

sorry but they are not defending the gold :rolleyes:
that is Tian Tian Sun / Ting Li :bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:29 AM
yeah, the WS TEAM will be since Serena didn't play in 2004

pierce0415
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:38 AM
yeah, the WS TEAM will be since Serena didn't play in 2004

well that is because she was injured ... you know, the chances are that either V or S will be injured in 2008 too and they won't be able to "defend" ... but does that mean they are the Olympic champs until they defend and lose? I don't think so :p

Привет
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:41 AM
stosur/molik would be awesome!!

Indeed :yeah:

LefandePatty
Nov 21st, 2006, 07:10 AM
Patty/Martina :inlove: :hearts: :bowdown:

Geertvg
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:25 AM
Tulyaganova has recently always been doubling with her compatior AKgul Amamnuradova, so I guess they'll compete and not Iroda and Varvara Lepchenko... :)

^bibi^
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:27 AM
Flipkens/Wickmayer ? :)

Ben.
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:35 AM
Stosur & Stubbs would make a good doubles team :) hope both of them keep up their doubles form & stay in the top 5 especially sam at no.1.

Sammy & Alicia would make a good doubles pair as well i reckon :)

gocanadago
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:22 AM
Canada: Dubois/Wozniak :drool:

If tehy continue to improve thier ranking, they played together at the 2006 Cup Rogers... but lost 6/3 6/1 to Bartoli/Peer who made the SF.

RND
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Hopefully Sugi with someone in 2008... :)
Nakamura/Morigami is nice, though :)
Maybe Sugiyama/Morita :) ? They played in Birmingham this year right?And by 2008 Ayumi should certainly be more established.That would be an exciting team for Japan and for fans. :bounce:
As for Taiwan,without surprise it may be Yung-Jan Chan/Chia-Jung Chuang and Chin-Wei Chan/Su-Wei Hsieh I suppose. ;)

Aryman3
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:29 AM
I do agree with Joachim1978. In 2008 Radwanska sisters should be much stronger than Jans/Rosolska duet for the Polish Olympic Team

Mana
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:38 AM
I think Leanne Baker/Marina Erakovic is a real possibility. Leanne will be to 100in doubles and so will Marina. :drool:

New
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:57 AM
Hopefully, Lee/Tan for Singapore...

Kai
Nov 25th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Czech Republic: Benesova/Strycova or Benesova/Peschke :D

Shonami Slam
Nov 25th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Peer is good enough a player, ,Smashnova never played doubles well (even though honestly she never partnered with anyone worthy too) but perhaps as some sort of goodbye they might start off competing.

-Makiri-
Nov 25th, 2006, 02:49 PM
I think Fran-Roby and Flavia-Mara

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 25th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Paola won't be playing anymore by then :sobbing:

Maybe Dulko/Salerni, if María Emilia can stop sucking and get her doubles ranking back up :shrug:

Are you sure?
Many people thought Paola left the game last year.
She's playing now. It's only a year and a half away.
If her body is feeling up to it, then she might.

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 25th, 2006, 03:11 PM
It will definately be interesting for American doubles.
There always seems to be a place for Venus & Serena.
Lisa Raymond seems to have done enough in the last two years to secure herself a spot.
Meghann is the next highest ranked doubles player BUT she definately isn't a good match for Lisa.
I think Vania would be a good matchup for Lisa.
Lisa prefers to be the veteran.
Lisa should give Meghann a chance at the end of 2007, just to see if she fits.
If not then I would go with Vania King.

Drake1980
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Drake/Wozniak

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Nov 25th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Slovakia: Hantuchova/Cibulkova or Hantuchova/Rybarikova

gocanadago
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Drake/Pelletier or Drake/Fichman

FORZA SARITA
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Italy: Schiavone/Pennetta and Santangelo/Vinci :woship::worship::worship:

Tripp
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Are you sure?
Many people thought Paola left the game last year.
She's playing now. It's only a year and a half away.
If her body is feeling up to it, then she might.

Yeap, pretty sure. She's made herself clear, 2007 will be her last year on the Tour.

But we don't know if she's gonna change her mind :drool: I mean, it was she who convinced Pato Tarabini of delaying her retirement one more year so she could play the Olympics.

Although I have the feeling she doesn't really care that much since she won the bronze medal in Athens. I guess she thinks she's achieved enough.

1star
Nov 26th, 2006, 07:07 AM
Hingis/Schnyder

Kuznetsova/Patrova
Zvonareva/Demendieva
Chakvetadze/Vesnina or Safina
Sharapova/Kilenko

Schiavone/Pennetta

Mauresmo/Golovin
Pierce/Dechy

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 26th, 2006, 07:40 AM
AUS: Molik/Stosur & Pratt/Stubbs
USA: S.Williams/V.Williams & Jackson/Raymond
RUS: Kuznetsova/Petrova & Dementieva/Zvonareva
FRA: Golovin/Mauresmo
CHN: Yan/Zheng & Li/Sun
CRO: Ancic/Sprem
ITA: Pennetta/Schiavone

isabellea
Nov 26th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Dushevina-Kirilenko

Natalicious
Nov 26th, 2006, 11:07 AM
i would love to see

amèlie/mary :worship:

kuzy/nadia
fran/flavia

A'DAM
Nov 26th, 2006, 11:17 AM
POL Radwanska-Radwanska

iPatty
Nov 26th, 2006, 11:26 AM
i really hope patty and martina team up. what a treat that would be. :hearts: