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FaceyFacem
Dec 8th, 2009, 04:54 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=4724916

CONFIRMED! http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=4730679

tennis-insomniac
Dec 8th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Wonder what country will win if this passes

mmmm...Russia USA or India?

the IOC said it wanted guarantees that top players in singles would be able to participate in mixed doubles

I hope for Venus or Roger will play

Hugh.
Dec 8th, 2009, 04:59 PM
It was originally announced some time ago: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=387502

But now they are making the final decision on it...

FaceyFacem
Dec 8th, 2009, 05:03 PM
It was originally announced some time ago: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=387502

But now they are making the final decision on it...

Yes I thought I remembered reading something about it previously here, but this was a new update (sorry if i should've merged threads!):wavey:

Rui.
Dec 8th, 2009, 05:12 PM
so top players may be forced to chose between doubles and mixed?
i mean they won't play 3 events in a week right?

Njay16
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:17 PM
Well they would obviously want Roger, Nadal, Murray, Williams, Bryans, etc to play. That would be some great teams

Federer/Bascinzky (Schnyder)
Nadal/Martinez Sanchez
Murray/Robson
Bryan/Williams
Bryan/Williams

Could be interesting.

Uranium
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Is there a Zimbabwean Men's player? If so, great news for Cara:p

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Well they would obviously want Roger, Nadal, Murray, Williams, Brayns, etc to play. That would be some great teams

Federer/Bascinzky (Schnyder)
Nadal/Martinez Sanchez
Murray/Robson
Bryan/Williams
Bryan/Williams

Could be interesting.

Fed/Timea :lol: Anyone with Fed would be a hilarious pair :lol:

Vwilliamsfan1
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:23 PM
I hope they add it :).
I think a decent amount of top players would play

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:43 PM
No way IMO.

Bahia
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:56 PM
I would have killed for mixed to be a sport in Olympics passed.

Sanchez-Vicario/Sanchez-Vicario
Federer/Hingis
Rafter/Molik
Sampras/Williams
Becker/Graf


I mean could you imagine the quality if the top stars all played in the draw?

miffedmax
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Safin should unretire to play with Lena D. And she should grow back her bangs.

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Bangs

The Crow
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:22 PM
That's stupid. Mixed doubles is only played at the slams, and most of them just play it for fun anyway. And not with fellow country(wo)men.

And it's even more stupid if this kind of events takes the place of traditional events like endurance events in track cycling. Those are among the most beautiful and athletic events in the Olympic games. It would really be a shame to see those go :(

But everything for the media, I guess :rolleyes:

FORZA SARITA
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Whoretta/Bolelli :hearts:

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:25 PM
GOATmila/Cipolla :D

Richie's
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Hantuchova / Mertinak

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Isia/Kubocik :hearts: No way :lol:

Rui.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Just remembered:

We'll be able to see more of Radek/Vaidisova :woohoo: :rolleyes:

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Nicole untires to play mixed doubles with Radek :hearts:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Whoretta/Bolelli :hearts:

Im sure Bolelli can not even return a WTA serve :help:

Drimal
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Mandy Minella/ Gilles Muller :drool:

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Im sure Bolelli can not even return a WTA serve :help:

Oh, maybe he can return Martina Muller's 2nd serve.

FORZA SARITA
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Im sure Bolelli can not even return a WTA serve :help:

indeed:tape:

Ryan
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
LEGIT. I'm stoked for this.

frenchie
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Sure...

Top players will play Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 1 week

possibly 16 matches!

Ryan
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Sure...

Top players will play Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in 1 week

possibly 16 matches!



I'm sure they could break up the tennis event into 1 1/2 week. And not EVERY country has their top singles players in the doubles, so some might only play doubles and mixed.

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:36 PM
This idea is not succeeding.

Dave.
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Is there a Zimbabwean Men's player? If so, great news for Cara:p


Kevin Ullyett (former no.4) or one of her brothers. :p

Josh.
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Whoretta/Bolelli :hearts:

That wouldn't be completly retarded. They were not that bad at Hopman Cup this year. :lol:

Привет
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Oh yes! :inlove: This would be fantastic. :D

I honestly think they'd get some nice representation from the top players too. :shrug: It's the Olympics, ask most players if they'd like another shot to take an Olympic gold medal for their country, and you'd get a response I'm sure.

Sure you might get some who want to focus exclusively on singles, but more matchplay could also be an attractive prospect for some.

Krzysiu.
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Yeah, it's the point cuz mixed doubles provides another pack of medals. Does gold in mixed doubles have the same taste as in singles?

Привет
Dec 8th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Yeah, it's the point cuz mixed doubles provides another pack of medals. Does gold in mixed doubles have the same taste as in singles?

For a lot of players, probably not. But a gold medal is a gold medal. :shrug:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 9th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Kevin Ullyett (former no.4) or one of her brothers. :p'

Yup :yeah: He's currently ranked #24 and is 37 years old. :eek:. I sure hope he's still playing in 2012 :bounce:

MH0861
Dec 9th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Roddick/Serena would be a fun pair :inlove:

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 9th, 2009, 01:03 AM
I don't like the idea.
If they do that, I feel that the ITF has to ensure that there are enough mixed doubles tournis for a team to get prepared.
Which means there should be at the minimum a mixed doubles tourni at every joint tournament, starting in 2011.

In most cases, the country will pick the highest doubles player of each gender to go to the Olympics like they did in 2008 but I still feel that these players should have enough time to get prepared for such an important tourni.
4 tournaments a year at the slams IMO is not enough.

Wawrinka's ass.

Valanga
Dec 9th, 2009, 01:08 AM
OMG, Chinese men tennis players are not good :tape: Maybe some golden flowers need to dress up like men to play :sobbing:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 9th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Hantuchova / Mertinak

The only title she needs :hearts: With another phrnomenal doubles player :drool: AND on grass :lick:

hankqq
Dec 9th, 2009, 03:13 AM
I would love it if this passes :shrug: more tennis! :bounce: and some of the combos would be hilarious :lol: :p

kiwifan
Dec 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Sounds like some American men are going to pick up a couple of easy medals. :devil:a

hellas719
Dec 9th, 2009, 03:44 AM
I like the idea!

Krzysiu.
Dec 9th, 2009, 07:52 AM
The only title she needs :hearts: With another phrnomenal doubles player :drool: AND on grass :lick:

Your sig is perfect for the case :lol:

Corswandt
Dec 9th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Tennis mixed doubles at the Olympics? Why not an egg and spoon race Olympic event since they're at it?

sammy01
Dec 9th, 2009, 05:31 PM
mixed is an exhibition at slams these days, not sure tennis needs it in the olympics.

BuTtErFrEnA
Dec 9th, 2009, 06:36 PM
For a lot of players, probably not. But a gold medal is a gold medal. :shrug:

indeed...

RYNJ
Dec 10th, 2009, 12:34 AM
The last olympics for Venus :sad: I guess it's fitting that it will end on a grass court :)

JonBcn
Dec 10th, 2009, 02:38 PM
This has been confirmed in the past few minutes:

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: "The ITF is very happy and grateful that the IOC Executive Board has decided to add mixed doubles to the programme for the Olympic Tennis Event for London 2012 and beyond. We believe that this addition will make Olympic Tennis a truly unique event, with top players having the opportunity to compete for their countries and the honour of an Olympic Medal in three distinct disciplines: singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The ITF thanks the IOC Executive Board for their continuing support of tennis in the Olympic Games."

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 10th, 2009, 02:58 PM
:bigclap:

SOA_MC
Dec 10th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Big decision for Novak to make :scared:

Ana or Jelena

sammy01
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Big decision for Novak to make :scared:

Ana or Jelena

yeah and who will he play mixed with to :devil:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Roddick/Serena would be a fun pair :inlove:


that's what I was thinking

LoveFifteen
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Big decision for Novak to make :scared:

Ana or Jelena

Jelena Trannovich will fail the genetic gender testing. :sad:

----------------------------

Martina, please come back and win this with Roger!!! :hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts:

SerenaSlam
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:32 PM
bryan/williams combo just stands out as the strongest....clearly. but this is great news!

SOA_MC
Dec 10th, 2009, 06:34 PM
yeah and who will he play mixed with to :devil:

What your thinking is the easy decision in my view at least :angel: The difficult decision will be who to team with at the olympics. But I suppose the Serbian olympic committee will just match up the higher ranked players with each other or something :shrug:

btw is there a moment where you're not thinking about sex :unsure: sometimes you talk about it as much and in a way 13 year old virgins do :p

cyannnnn
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:07 PM
now safin is retired
who davydenko will choose...

SOA_MC
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I would really like Youzhny/Kirilenko :worship:

Vwilliamsfan1
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Yay! :D

AJZ.
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:15 PM
:eek: Wow how fun!
Rafa/MariaJo!! :)
Pennetta/Bolleli :hearts:

sammy01
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:31 PM
What your thinking is the easy decision in my view at least :angel: The difficult decision will be who to team with at the olympics. But I suppose the Serbian olympic committee will just match up the higher ranked players with each other or something :shrug:

btw is there a moment where you're not thinking about sex :unsure: sometimes you talk about it as much and in a way 13 year old virgins do :p

some people drink (i don't), some do drugs (i don't), some like me have sex as a vice. it is something i have had to at times seek help over, as i have put myself in very dangerous situations because of it and use it as a way to feel self-worth. but lets leave the sammy therapy session for another time and thread. ;)

FORZA SARITA
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:49 PM
SexyTeam :bigclap:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Dec 10th, 2009, 07:56 PM
now safin is retired
who davydenko will choose...

Davydenko sucks in doubles and playing for Russia

Im sure not so many top players want to play with him (zero chances of a medal)

Krzysiu.
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Delpo/Gisela :happy:

Dave.
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Davydenko sucks in doubles and playing for Russia

Im sure not so many top player wants to play with him (zero chances of a medal)

And it's on grass. ;) So yeah, no chance. :(

_Cell-chuk
Dec 10th, 2009, 08:29 PM
I think Martina should come out of retirement for a second time and team up with Roger.
They would be the crowd's favourite for sure.

hellas719
Dec 10th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Well, Nole can play with Ana and Nenad can play with Jelena or vice versa :shrug:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 10th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Well, Nole can play with Ana and Nenad can play with Jelena or vice versa :shrug:

Luckily theres no 3rd female star... Janko couldnt bring himself to play with a woman :tape::o

hellas719
Dec 10th, 2009, 09:31 PM
^I guess by then Jovanovski might be big :p
And Troicki is ranked higher than Tipsarevic ;)
But countries are only allowed 2 doubles teams anyways :p

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Dec 10th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Delpo/Gisela :happy:

Unidimensional Del Pony won´t last too much time on top , fortunately :D

BlameSerena
Dec 10th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Awesome news! :bounce:

Sammm
Dec 10th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Can you imagine how angry Martina Navratilova is? :lol: :hug: If they'd had this in 2004 she would have had a really good chance with one of the Bryan brothers.

This sounds like perfect timing for Laura Robson + Andrew/ Jamie Murray to win the gold :hearts:

hellas719
Dec 10th, 2009, 11:10 PM
^That's probably the only reason why they're doing it :lol:

Marcell
Dec 10th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Bryanbros
.@Venuseswilliams where do I submit my application to be your mixed partner in London 2012?

JJandAna4ever
Dec 10th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Masha and Kloya <3.
They will blow the other teams off the court with their ground stokes <3

Harvs
Dec 10th, 2009, 11:40 PM
mint:)

thegoose
Dec 11th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I think the fact the 2012 Olympic tennis event is at Wimbledon will give it an even more important role in the Games overall and therefore players would take the opportunity to win a Gold Medal on Wimbledon's Centre Court (a once in a lifetime chance!) very very seriously. If you watch Mixed Doubles finals nowadays at Wimbledon I think it is obvious all the players want the title and take it seriously and so I think they would take the Olympics at Wimbledon as very important. I was in Centre Court this year for the Mixed final and it was very serious stuff!
I can't wait for this event!

Sassy-Na
Dec 11th, 2009, 12:37 AM
on grass... umm...wonder which country'll win it. :yawn:

clonesheep
Dec 11th, 2009, 01:49 AM
These would be realistic and interesting 16 teams at London:

Max Mirny + Vika Azarenka (real contender - slam winners in mixed)
Niklas Kiefer + Sabine Lisicki (check out their hopman cup video!)
Tom Birdich + Lucie Safarova (cute together)
James Blake + Liezel Huber (just kidding!)
John Isner + Lindsay Davenport (the tallest team ever)
Mahesh Bhupathi + Sania Mirza (token "Asian" representative)
Gael Monfil + Alize Cornet
Nikolai Davidenko + Alisa Klybanova
Mikhail Yuzhny + Vera Zvonareva
Roger Federer + Timea Baczynski (will be awkward)
David Nalbandian + Gisela Dulko
Fernando Verdasco + AMG
Rafa Nadal + MJM
Andy Murray + Anne Koethavon (even more awkward but the Brits have no choice)
Llyton Hewitt + Jelena Dokic (sentimental fevorite)
Novak Jokovic + Bojana Jovanovski (Ana and JJ washed up by then. Bojana will be Serbian No. 1)

friendsita
Dec 11th, 2009, 02:03 AM
I go for Williams/Bryan

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:28 AM
This is AWESOME NEWS!!!!!

What possibilities!!!!

Venus/Blake

Serena/Roddick

Serena/Blake

Venus/Roddick

Roger/??oops:lol:

Djokovic/Jankovic/Ivanovic(probably Jankovic)

Nadal/Maria Jose Martinez Sanches?

Murray/Voegele(I know I spelled that wrong:lol:)

Safin/Safina???
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Well they would obviously want Roger, Nadal, Murray, Williams, Bryans, etc to play. That would be some great teams

Federer/Bascinzky (Schnyder)
Nadal/Martinez Sanchez
Murray/Robson
Bryan/Williams
Bryan/Williams

Could be interesting.

I think Venus and Serena should play with Blake and Roddick:shrug:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:37 AM
I don't like the idea.
If they do that, I feel that the ITF has to ensure that there are enough mixed doubles tournis for a team to get prepared.
Which means there should be at the minimum a mixed doubles tourni at every joint tournament, starting in 2011.

In most cases, the country will pick the highest doubles player of each gender to go to the Olympics like they did in 2008 but I still feel that these players should have enough time to get prepared for such an important tourni.
4 tournaments a year at the slams IMO is not enough.

Wawrinka's ass.

:rolleyes:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:39 AM
Sounds like some American men are going to pick up a couple of easy medals. :devil:a

:smooch::hug::dance::zzz:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Tennis mixed doubles at the Olympics? Why not an egg and spoon race Olympic event since they're at it?

:scratch::weirdo:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:44 AM
mixed is an exhibition at slams these days, not sure tennis needs it in the olympics.

Are you serious????

It's for an Olympic Gold Medal:o


:cuckoo: To those who oppose this wonderful idea.

Other sports have multiple events that players and Nations can rack up Gold medals in. Tennis definitely needs another event:rolleyes:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:47 AM
some people drink (i don't), some do drugs (i don't), some like me have sex as a vice. it is something i have had to at times seek help over, as i have put myself in very dangerous situations because of it and use it as a way to feel self-worth. but lets leave the sammy therapy session for another time and thread. ;)

:bolt:

Njay16
Dec 11th, 2009, 03:55 AM
I think Venus and Serena should play with Blake and Roddick:shrug:

I know I reedemed myself in the Doubles Forum :lol: go post!!

I know via twitter Venus gets along well with the Bryan Brothers, I'm assuming Serena does too.

Njay16
Dec 11th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Venuseswilliams Just checked it out, there is mixed in 2012, i am so excited!! I am going to have to be in the shape of my life to play 3 events in 10 days!

Vee is excited for mixed doubles!!

She also tweeted the Bryan Brothers asking them if there is really mixed doubles. They (not sure which brother, probably Mike) then pretty much asked her to be their partner. Seems like she wants to play with one of them :shrug:

jrollaneres25
Dec 11th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Venuseswilliams Just checked it out, there is mixed in 2012, i am so excited!! I am going to have to be in the shape of my life to play 3 events in 10 days!

Vee is excited for mixed doubles!!

She also tweeted the Bryan Brothers asking them if there is really mixed doubles. They (not sure which brother, probably Mike) then pretty much asked her to be their partner. Seems like she wants to play with one of them :shrug:

Ugh!:rolleyes:

Caralenko
Dec 11th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Go Breenus :worship:

tennisphilia
Dec 11th, 2009, 07:00 AM
here's a great post on this topic:
Mixed Doubles in 2012 London Olympics (http://www.tennisphilia.com/2009/12/mixed-doubles-in-2012-london-olympics.html)

Dave.
Dec 11th, 2009, 10:59 AM
I think Venus and Serena should play with Blake and Roddick:shrug:

Because Blake and Roddick have so many more doubles titles than the Bryans?


Anyway, that's assuming both WS or both Bryans will be able to enter. If Liezel Huber is still around at the top of the game by then (very possible), or anyone else, they might not both be able to play.
:shrug:

Привет
Dec 11th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Way to ruin my dreams of a Sharapova/Safin combination in a serious tournament, Marat. :rolleyes:

:lol: I kid. Not sure if there are any other Russians I'd want to see Masha play with, not that she'd qualify for doubles anyway. :rolls: But, just randomly, a Sharapova/Andreev combination would be cool to see as I'm huge fans of both. :angel:

Venus will probably play with a Bryan brother, so meh.

I want Dokic/Tomic! :hearts:

Do Slovakian men actually play tennis anymore? :scratch: All I can remember is Hrbaty, and he's pretty much done with tennis now, let alone in 2012, so I doubt Dani will get to play in the mixed.

Dave.
Dec 11th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Slovakia won the Hopman Cup this year again. ;)

They have Mertinak (ATP dubs no.14, he just made semis of YEC) and Polasek (ATP dubs no.34) who are both likely to still be playing in 2012.

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 11th, 2009, 01:38 PM
That's stupid. Mixed doubles is only played at the slams, and most of them just play it for fun anyway. And not with fellow country(wo)men.

And it's even more stupid if this kind of events takes the place of traditional events like endurance events in track cycling. Those are among the most beautiful and athletic events in the Olympic games. It would really be a shame to see those go :(

But everything for the media, I guess :rolleyes:

I actually agree.
I don't watch too much cycling but I feel that it's wrong with so many competitors who specialize in individual cycling compared to mixed doubles.
At the same time, this is could bring a little more legitimacy to mixed doubles.

I still believe the ITF should by 2011, have a mixed doubles tournament for every joint ATP/WTA tourni.
It only makes sense now.
Also if Bali is still on the schedule in 2011, it would be nice to see them have a YEC for mixed doubles competitors.
Because honestly it would be ashame if 4 tournis before London would be the preparation (the three slams and Hopman Cup).

I wouldn't be surprised for a few players to come out of retirement for the chance at a medal though.

Wawrinka's ass.

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 11th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Because Blake and Roddick have so many more doubles titles than the Bryans?


Anyway, that's assuming both WS or both Bryans will be able to enter. If Liezel Huber is still around at the top of the game by then (very possible), or anyone else, they might not both be able to play.
:shrug:

It's Mary Joe Fernandez's call likely (I doubt they will fire her before 2012) and I don't think she will give Huber the chance to play mixed doubles.
Venus and Serena are better mixed doubles player and if they get the mixed doubles slam by 2012 (which I think at least Venus will try for), then Huber doesn't have a shot, especially with Venus being such a dominant player on grass.

Wawrinka's ass.

charmedRic
Dec 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
That's stupid. Mixed doubles is only played at the slams, and most of them just play it for fun anyway. And not with fellow country(wo)men.

And it's even more stupid if this kind of events takes the place of traditional events like endurance events in track cycling. Those are among the most beautiful and athletic events in the Olympic games. It would really be a shame to see those go :(

But everything for the media, I guess :rolleyes:

You do realize, they still have to have the courts for singles and doubles ... that both males and females for each country will be there anyways for the single and doubles and that the courts for singles and doubles would be built anyways.

...just saying.

Dave.
Dec 11th, 2009, 10:08 PM
It's Mary Joe Fernandez's call likely (I doubt they will fire her before 2012) and I don't think she will give Huber the chance to play mixed doubles.
Venus and Serena are better mixed doubles player and if they get the mixed doubles slam by 2012 (which I think at least Venus will try for), then Huber doesn't have a shot, especially with Venus being such a dominant player on grass.

Wawrinka's ass.

What are you basing this on? 2010 will be 12 years since either of them won a mixed slam, while Liezel is the reigning French Open champion (significantly in this case, with Bob Bryan). I think the only thing is if Liezel is still playing then.

Bahia
Dec 15th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Venus and Serena are better than Liezel Huber in mixed doubles without question.

Venus and Serena should NOT play with Blake and Roddick. Roddick cannot volley at all, and the last time Serena played with James Blake she was the better player on her side of the court.

Venus has shown previous chemistry with Bob Bryan and Serena/Mike would be a very good combination as well with both being such excellent returners.

C.MARTINEZ
Dec 21st, 2009, 12:57 PM
Martinez Sanchez/Nadal :hearts::hearts:

SVK
Dec 25th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Shame that Ullyett retired, so Cara hasn´t a chance to have a medal from olympics in 2012:(

Mertinak/Hantuchova sounds cool and on grass they will be very dangerous

Uranium
Dec 25th, 2009, 08:16 PM
I think Venus and Serena should play with Blake and Roddick:shrug:
No, no and no. Serena has already fucked up her chances by teaming with Andy IMO.
Venuseswilliams Just checked it out, there is mixed in 2012, i am so excited!! I am going to have to be in the shape of my life to play 3 events in 10 days!

Vee is excited for mixed doubles!!

She also tweeted the Bryan Brothers asking them if there is really mixed doubles. They (not sure which brother, probably Mike) then pretty much asked her to be their partner. Seems like she wants to play with one of them :shrug:
She wants to play all 3:lol: I hope she focuses more so on Singles and Mixed because by winning singles, obviously it'd be her second, but if she wins the mixed then she would be only player to have won golds in singles, mixed and doubles:inlove:
I hope it was Bob though:lol:
Imagine: Venus and Bob team up win Wimbledon Mixed, then get the Gold at the Olympics and then finish the year with a great run to the title at USO:hearts:
Because Blake and Roddick have so many more doubles titles than the Bryans?


Anyway, that's assuming both WS or both Bryans will be able to enter. If Liezel Huber is still around at the top of the game by then (very possible), or anyone else, they might not both be able to play.
:shrug:

:lol: I don't know what makes you think Liezel would get in over any of those players. Venus and Serena will always get priority over Liezel. Look at the 2000 Olympics Doubles for proof. However the WS not playing Fed Cup much (though it's only been a year) may tempt MJF to put in the loyal Liezel.

rhz
Dec 26th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Jelena Jankovic/Novak Djokovic

Ellery
Dec 26th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Are you serious????

It's for an Olympic Gold Medal:o


:cuckoo: To those who oppose this wonderful idea.

Other sports have multiple events that players and Nations can rack up Gold medals in. Tennis definitely needs another event:rolleyes:

Except you don't add events just for the sake of adding them :confused: What kind of logic is that? Would you also be in favor of adding a mixed team event, a la Hopman Cup at the Olympics? :shrug: While you're at it, why not also add a women's team event ( a la Fed Cup) and a men's team event (a la Davis Cup)? This way, a total of 8 gold medals would be awarded in tennis at the Olympics| Oh yay! :hearts: The more the better right?

There has to be a certain tradition and continuity to it. Mixed doubles in tennis is only a marginalized event played 4 times a year, so unless the ITF, WTA and ATP tour change that and begin treating it as an integral part of the sport, I don't think it deserves a spot in the Olympics. :)

What other sports with multiple events are you thinking of anyway? Track? Swimming? All these sports are divided into events where people specialize in, so all the events are an integral part of the sport.