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Marcell
Jul 15th, 2012, 11:50 PM
http://www.chron.com/sports/olympics/ar ... 708441.php

Houston's Huber: Pick me instead of Serena for Olympic doubles

By Jerome Solomon






LONDON - Houston's Liezel Huber said Sunday that she believes she and partner Lisa Raymond should be selected ahead of Serena Williams to represent the U.S. in mixed double competition at the Olympics.

The U.S. gets to nominate two pairs for the competition, and Williams, fresh off her singles and doubles win at Wimbledon, could very well be chosen. Olympic tennis will be held at the All England Club, site of the Wimbledon.

Serena and her sister Venus won the gold medal in doubles in Beijing and Sydney and beat No. 1-ranked Huber and Raymond in the Wimbledon final. Williams didn't play in mixed doubles, which was won by Raymond and Mike Bryan. Huber and Bob Bryan lost in the semifinals.

"We're doubles specialists and that's what we do," Huber told reporters in London on Sunday, "so I think Serena should save her energy and her time and rack up the medals in the other events.

"She's a great player but I think Lisa and I deserve, by ranking, to be chosen to play mixed. It's up to the federation to choose, but I hope they choose the teams that we already decided to play together at the Wimbledon Championships because we want that practice for the Olympics."

Mixed doubles haven't been contested at the Olympic since 1924.

Houston's Zina Garrison paired with Pam Shriver to win the doubles gold in 1988, the first year that event had been played in the Olympics since 1924. The U.S. has won five of the six Olympics in doubles since the competition returned to the Games.

Papi
Jul 15th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Huber always trying to stir up some shit.

TS
Jul 15th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Oh dear...this is gonna be good.

JRena
Jul 16th, 2012, 12:19 AM
She knows its their only chance at getting a gold :kiss:

Uranium
Jul 16th, 2012, 12:26 AM
She was fine with the first quote. Needed to not say the 2nd one.

Liezel, Bob dropped you so quick to play with Serena at Roland Garros, you really think he played Wimbledon with you to practice for Olympics? Serena wasn't playing, so he went back to you, his regular partner.


Liezel and Lisa should get the spots for the first thing Liezel said; for Serena to focus on bringing home the 2 golds in singles and doubles. Deserving it because you are #1, as Lisa knows in the Olympics, doesn't mean shit.

gmokb
Jul 16th, 2012, 01:02 AM
The mixed doubles yes but not the doubles.:cool: She kept saying she and her partner Lisa should play the miex doubles but isn't Lisa female or am I missing something?:confused:

NA-GOAT
Jul 16th, 2012, 01:06 AM
each country can just have one team right :shrug:

ptkten
Jul 16th, 2012, 01:23 AM
In an interview in Stanford, Serena basically said she was fine with not playing mixed because she doesn't know if she can handle three events. I don't think this will end up being an issue anyway. However, if they did have to choose, there are no mixed doubles rankings so the country should pick the teams they think have the best chance of winning a medal, not go by the doubles rankings. If they think it's Huber that's fine, and if they think it's Serena that's fine.

RenaSlam.
Jul 16th, 2012, 01:26 AM
LOL. Huber. You slay me. Can't wait to see you lose, soon!

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 02:17 AM
each country can just have one team right :shrug:

I thought it was two teams.

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 02:21 AM
The US committee does not want to put one person in 3 events. This is a non-issue. The Bryan Bros will play with the #1 Doubles team, that's how it should be.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 16th, 2012, 02:48 AM
I'm pretty sure the US can only send one team in for the mixed competition and at this point, they would be out of their mind to not put in Mike Bryan/Raymond since they just won Wimbledon.

cowsonice
Jul 16th, 2012, 07:25 AM
:spit:

Whatever. :rolleyes:

Clinging on to some form of relevancy, I see.

Serenus Christ
Jul 16th, 2012, 08:57 AM
The US committee does not want to put one person in 3 events. This is a non-issue. The Bryan Bros will play with the #1 Doubles team, that's how it should be.

I don't think Venus is playing mixed though

Svetlana)))
Jul 16th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Fuck off Huber. Serena will do whatever she pleases and peasants like you will just have to deal. Personally, I'm here for Serena playing singles and doubles only to maximise chances of a double gold. Regardless, I hope that the mixed spot goes to anyone but Huber.

hBence
Jul 16th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Serena should not play mixed, because it'd be too much for her. Just play singles and doubles, that's enough :)

guichard
Jul 16th, 2012, 10:19 AM
In an interview in Stanford, Serena basically said she was fine with not playing mixed because she doesn't know if she can handle three events. I don't think this will end up being an issue anyway. However, if they did have to choose, there are no mixed doubles rankings so the country should pick the teams they think have the best chance of winning a medal, not go by the doubles rankings. If they think it's Huber that's fine, and if they think it's Serena that's fine.
Yes but mixed will start Aug 1(deadline for entry is July 31), so if she loses early in singles or doubles she may change her mind. So the USTA may decide in advance or wait last minute

Sammo
Jul 16th, 2012, 11:05 AM
I would agree if Venus and Serena hadn't won Wimbledon lol

Uranium
Jul 16th, 2012, 02:21 PM
I'm pretty sure the US can only send one team in for the mixed competition and at this point, they would be out of their mind to not put in Mike Bryan/Raymond since they just won Wimbledon.

Any country can have up to 2 teams.

In The Zone
Jul 16th, 2012, 02:26 PM
A country can enter two teams. Since there are only 14 spots (2 ITFs), the entry list will be competitive. USA may be the only nation to get 2 in.

Three events will be tough. Serena should aim for the singles gold.

Liezel is crazy if she thinks she deserves it over Serena. When Liezel scores a win over Serena in a doubles match, then she can shade Serena. Until then, stage door is to the right.

Wiggly
Jul 16th, 2012, 03:15 PM
USA should be the only country to get two spots otherwise the event is a complete joke.
16 teams for 3 medals is borderline free for all medals.

If they only get one team, Raymond should have the edge.

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 03:27 PM
A country can enter two teams. Since there are only 14 spots (2 ITFs), the entry list will be competitive. USA may be the only nation to get 2 in.

Three events will be tough. Serena should aim for the singles gold.

Liezel is crazy if she thinks she deserves it over Serena. When Liezel scores a win over Serena in a doubles match, then she can shade Serena. Until then, stage door is to the right.

Honestly, I think that Venus is the captain and driving force of their doubles success. Serena still plays more like a singles player on the doubles court. I don't necessarily think she is the best person for mixed doubles on the US Team.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 16th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Any country can have up to 2 teams.

Oh! Didn't realize that :) In that case, the USTA should wait to see how Venus does in singles. If she loses early, I'd much rather see VeeBob reunite than Huber play with him.

That being said, I don't like Huber, but she does have a point. She's the co-no. 1 doubles player and has won mixed Slams with Bob. Venus hasn't played mixed in six years, while Serena lost in the first round at the French in mixed.

Pump-it-UP
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Serena's 38-2 in doubles with Venus at Wimbledon and 6-0 in mixed. I'd hope that she'd at least have a say in the decision. :lol: And Venus too for that matter, though I doubt she'll even want to do mixed at this point. The goal is to get a medal, and either Williams is more likely to medal than Huber on grass. :shrug:

And I really don't buy that fatigue argument for Serena considering how fit she's proven herself to be. It'll be 4 rounds, and the draw will probably be half filled with some incredibly mediocre teams. The first 2 rounds could potentially be practice sessions as long as Serena and Bob bring their serves. :o And 2 wins puts you in the semifinals playing for a medal.

Lisa/Serena/Bob/Mike would be our best mixed squad. Lisa/Mike should be a dead certain which is probably why Huber's getting so antsy about the 2nd spot.

Pump-it-UP
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM
This would be Serena's schedule at the end of the tournament if she were entered in all 3:
Friday -- SF singles, SF mixed
Saturday -- F singles
Sunday -- F doubles, F mixed

Uranium
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:11 PM
^But it is London we are talking about here. A few days of rain and her schedule will be backed up, getting little rest. It would just be wise to sit out the Mixed, get her first Singles Gold and 3rd Doubles gold.

Are the Doubles SFs Thursday?

flareon
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Huber go and do something relevant with your life... like acting...

Pump-it-UP
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:16 PM
^But it is London we are talking about here. A few days of rain and her schedule will be backed up, getting little rest. It would just be wise to sit out the Mixed.

Are the Doubles SFs Thursday?

True, and even if there isn't rain she'd probably be set back because of darkness during the middle of the week at one point. :o

But yeah:
Doubles R1 is Saturday/Sunday
R16 is Monday/Tuesday
QF is Wednesday
SF is Thursday
Medal matches are Saturday.

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I just heard that Roddick went to MJ and the committee to plead his case to play mixed with Serena. He is desperate, he knows he hasn't a shot in hell to get a medal in singles or with Isner. But Serena has said she does not want to play 3 events. She wants to focus on singles and doubles with Venus.

I find Roddick to be more of an asshole than Huber. Huber has a point but Roddick is trying to delay the end of his career.

In The Zone
Jul 16th, 2012, 05:53 PM
USA should be the only country to get two spots otherwise the event is a complete joke.
16 teams for 3 medals is borderline free for all medals.

If they only get one team, Raymond should have the edge.

They'll get two. Bob and Mike are #1 and Lisa and Liezel are #1 - no one can have higher rankings than them. and Serena is #4 - they're all in if they enter. USA gets 2 teams in.

Drake1980
Jul 16th, 2012, 06:01 PM
:spit:

Whatever. :rolleyes:

Clinging on to some form of relevancy, I see.

She's the number one doubles player in the world. I would call that relevancy.

purerandomness
Jul 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM
WOOPs. But her attitude and behaviour really deserves a smack. Why does she always think she is the best player of the world all the time.

RYNJ
Jul 16th, 2012, 06:12 PM
Huber should be glad that top players like Serena do not play doubles on a regular basis or else she wouldn't have a career...

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 06:14 PM
WOOPs. But her attitude and behaviour really deserves a smack. Why does she always think she is the best player of the world all the time.

Maybe because of the #1 next to her name in the Rankings.

It seems obvious there will be two Mixed teams for the U.S. I don't think any male should be in consideration besides the Bryan Brothers. And Lisa Raymond deserves for sure one spot because she got fuck over in 2004 by the committee so that Serena could play and get her first medal.

MJ will not take away her other chance to medal. I would say it could be a toss up between Huber and Serena but because Serena is already in 2 events it seems not smart to enter into 3 in a tournament played in London. Serena has priorities. And 3 matches a day is not gonna help her get gold.

In The Zone
Jul 16th, 2012, 07:10 PM
She's the number one doubles player in the world. I would call that relevancy.

She's #1 because players like Venus and Serena don't play full time. As we saw in the Wimbledon semifinals with a 50% Serena and 50% Venus taking them out.

Potato
Jul 16th, 2012, 07:51 PM
Serena does not need to play MxD. She should just focus on defending the doubles and getting Career Golden Slam. Those 4 matches spent on court still is considerable time.

Slammer7
Jul 16th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Maybe because of the #1 next to her name in the Rankings.

It seems obvious there will be two Mixed teams for the U.S. I don't think any male should be in consideration besides the Bryan Brothers. And Lisa Raymond deserves for sure one spot because she got fuck over in 2004 by the committee so that Serena could play and get her first medal.

MJ will not take away her other chance to medal. I would say it could be a toss up between Huber and Serena but because Serena is already in 2 events it seems not smart to enter into 3 in a tournament played in London. Serena has priorities. And 3 matches a day is not gonna help her get gold.

It was 2000 and the committee didn't do it to help Serena they did it because the Williams were a sure fire, 100% lock for a Gold Medal. :shrug: Venus and Serena won the Gold medal that year only losing one set in the event. It was a shame Lisa couldn't go, but considering that Davenport pulled out after her first match and she was definitely going to be Lisa's partner if she was selected, she wouldn't have medaled anyway. :shrug: Serena didn't go to the Olympics in 2004 because of a knee injury. Lisa played in 2004 and lost with Navratilova and she didn't make the team in 2008 in favor of Huber and Davenport. Lisa is definitely going this year in Women's Doubles at the very least. :)

This whole thing won't really be an issue in the end because Serena most likely isn't going to play Mixed anyway. She talked about it last year and this because she thought it would be fun and also because she wasn't sure if Venus would be healthy enough to play. But now as we are just weeks from the event and Venus is healthy enough to play and since they are coming off a Wimbledon Doubles crown I think Serena and MJ know that she's going to concentrate on the events she has the best chance of winning. I also think Serena knows just how hard Singles and Doubles was at Wimbledon and she knows 3 events is just too much.

JeMa
Jul 16th, 2012, 09:48 PM
She's #1 because players like Venus and Serena don't play full time. As we saw in the Wimbledon semifinals with a 50% Serena and 50% Venus taking them out.

You know I'm a Serena and Venus fan but honestly I don't think they could keep it up on a consistent level if they played all year long. Perhaps if they retired from Singles and just played doubles but I don't think it's fair to knock Huber/Raymond's consistent results.

I also think that Venus should retire from singles and play doubles full time next year. She might need to have another doubles partner also because Serena not going to play all year long.

NA-GOAT
Jul 16th, 2012, 10:54 PM
it is weird only 16 spots in the draw and USA with 2 spots but yeah they deserve it with all these #1 ranked players :sobbing:

mauresmofan
Jul 16th, 2012, 11:48 PM
They're playing at Wimbledon where Serena has won the doubles 4 times - Huber may be ranked where she is but it's all about the gold medal and Serena has way more experience at winning at Wimbledon than Huber has (Plus she's such an obnoxious cow). Serena hit 102 aces in the singles this year - more than any male player so with that alone playing in the mixed she's going to be a nightmare to break and I'd love to see her welly that Murray second serve for a winner should they meet.

In The Zone
Jul 16th, 2012, 11:51 PM
You know I'm a Serena and Venus fan but honestly I don't think they could keep it up on a consistent level if they played all year long. Perhaps if they retired from Singles and just played doubles but I don't think it's fair to knock Huber/Raymond's consistent results.

I also think that Venus should retire from singles and play doubles full time next year. She might need to have another doubles partner also because Serena not going to play all year long.

They were #1 only 2 years ago playing only the slams and Madrid.

Dave.
Jul 17th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Obviously as Wimbledon champions, Raymond/Mike are the US #1 choice.

It would be impossible to justify Serena being in the mixed competition over Liezel, having not won a slam in 14 years. Bob/Huber have won 2 slams since the last Olympics, whereas Bob/Serena have lost in their only outing.

In addition, Serena is favourite for the other two events, and does not have a history of participating in all three events at Grand Slams, so why should she in the Olympics?



She's #1 because players like Venus and Serena don't play full time. As we saw in the Wimbledon semifinals with a 50% Serena and 50% Venus taking them out.

Serena and Venus are a great team but that's ridiculous.

Their run to the Wimbledon title was phenomenal all things considered, but they are known for raising their level against the best teams (in this case a team that came into Wimbledon on the back of a slump and injury problems).


They were #1 only 2 years ago playing only the slams and Madrid.

+ Stanford/YEC.

That was when they won the Grand Slam, a rare feat that they themselves had never done before that year. It's reaching way too far to say they would never lose in a slam if they played them all each year.

Uranium
Jul 17th, 2012, 03:35 AM
It was 2000 and the committee didn't do it to help Serena they did it because the Williams were a sure fire, 100% lock for a Gold Medal. :shrug: Venus and Serena won the Gold medal that year only losing one set in the event. It was a shame Lisa couldn't go, but considering that Davenport pulled out after her first match and she was definitely going to be Lisa's partner if she was selected, she wouldn't have medaled anyway. :shrug: Serena didn't go to the Olympics in 2004 because of a knee injury. Lisa played in 2004 and lost with Navratilova and she didn't make the team in 2008 in favor of Huber and Davenport. Lisa is definitely going this year in Women's Doubles at the very least. :)
Well the rumor mill in 2008 said that Lisa could have played in 2008, but she didn't like Liezel, so she was out and Lindsay took the doubles spot.

And Lisa's 2000 misfortune of Serena being chosen over her was repayed when Serena withdrew and Lisa got to compete in both singles and doubles in 2004.
Obviously as Wimbledon champions, Raymond/Mike are the US #1 choice.

It would be impossible to justify Serena being in the mixed competition over Liezel, having not won a slam in 14 years. Bob/Huber have won 2 slams since the last Olympics, whereas Bob/Serena have lost in their only outing.

In addition, Serena is favourite for the other two events, and does not have a history of participating in all three events at Grand Slams, so why should she in the Olympics?

Serena and Venus are a great team but that's ridiculous.

Their run to the Wimbledon title was phenomenal all things considered, but they are known for raising their level against the best teams (in this case a team that came into Wimbledon on the back of a slump and injury problems).

+ Stanford/YEC.

That was when they won the Grand Slam, a rare feat that they themselves had never done before that year. It's reaching way too far to say they would never lose in a slam if they played them all each year.

Yeah. Venus was on fire in the Doubles SF at Wimbledon, certainly not 50%.

And getting to #1 in Doubles was always going to be a huge feat for the Williams Sisters to try to accomplish since they only played a few events in a 52-week span as opposed to players playing over 20 and having many chances to rack up points in the best of 11 system. Reaching #1 was a great accomplishment and they did it in style with 4 slam wins in a row:hearts:

Now they just need that YEC title...

Marty-Dom
Jul 17th, 2012, 03:38 AM
They were #1 only 2 years ago playing only the slams and Madrid.

I took a snapshot of the WTA ranking page because it was truly historic. On June 7 2010 the Williams sisters were #1 and #2 in all categories:
http://imgur.com/3HC1w
http://i.imgur.com/3HC1w.png

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:02 AM
Serena should not play mixed, because it'd be too much for her. Just play singles and doubles, that's enough :)

I think so too.

Drake1980
Jul 17th, 2012, 05:41 AM
She's #1 because players like Venus and Serena don't play full time. As we saw in the Wimbledon semifinals with a 50% Serena and 50% Venus taking them out.

I'm a Williams fan too but Huber shouldn't be punished or dissed because the Williams don't play as much as her.

Junzilla69
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:09 AM
Since I don't think Venus will make it far in singles (unfortunately) maybe give her the doubles spot? She has the gold in singles and doubles, why not complete the package with mixed?

In The Zone
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:56 AM
I'm a Williams fan too but Huber shouldn't be punished or dissed because the Williams don't play as much as her.

You're right. And Huber shouldn't use her ranking over said Williams in the case of OLYMPIC selection. Who did what first? ;)

2Black
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:05 AM
Since I don't think Venus will make it far in singles (unfortunately) maybe give her the doubles spot? She has the gold in singles and doubles, why not complete the package with mixed?

I kinda agree with this... Venus is better than Huber & Serena in Doubles. How early do the teams need to be established? Venus will probably be out by Tuesday. She could start mixed on Wednesdays with Bob!

V-MAC
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Yeah I wanna see VeeBob reunited:)

archie4
Jul 18th, 2012, 06:58 AM
I don't think it would be smart for Serena to play mixed doubles. She'll have to play two matches most of the days with just playing two events. Adding mixed would mean she'd have to play two matches just about every day (and maybe three matches). I worry that Serena will lose early in one of her events if she plays mixed doubles. I also do not see why Andy Roddick would even be in contention for a mixed doubles spot with Serena or anyone else. He doesn't play doubles at all regularly, and what weapons does he really have anymore besides the first serve?

crazillo
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:43 PM
I kinda have to agree with Huber this time.

Juju Nostalgique
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Rig3tgyYiAM

FORZA SARITA
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:29 PM
^ :haha:

Travod
Jul 19th, 2012, 08:44 PM
I really want to see Serena/Roddick together because they're my favorite players, but I really want Serena to win singles gold because I have tickets for that match :P However, I want Huber to know that she's only getting the spot because Serena let her.

kwilliams
Jul 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
^ :lol: I like that idea. It'd be nice for Huber to know she was the 2nd/3rd choice.

It's true. Huber can make statements like these because she's number one in doubles. However, because she gets schooled every time she plays the Williams Sisters, no matter the surface, no matter what partner she has and no matter the demands of the sisters' schedules, she can also be told to get in line behind her betters. Her ranking alone does not mean that she deserves the spot, not against players who have the best record on this surface/at this venue in both singles and doubles (and who have even won the mixed/made the final in Venus's case) and not against players who beat her whenever she plays them and who just beat her on that very surface, at that very venue and few weeks ago.

Venus and Serena hadn't played doubles in quite some time, if anything, they should be better at the Olympics than they were at Wimbledon.

I agree that Serena should focus on the singles and the doubles but I really don't want to have to hear about what Huber feels she deserves over Serena. She had her chance to truly earn/deserve her mixed spot by beating Venus and Serena at Wimbledon but she failed to do so yet again.

Also, Dave, I don't think you can say the idea of the WS winning doubles finals more consistently throughout the year is reaching "too far" when their record in finals is 13-0 and they just won Wimbledon after a long, long break from doubles. I'm not saying they could do it easily, but the idea is not reaching "too far."

fawnrc
Jul 19th, 2012, 11:47 PM
what are the W's h2h against Huber et al?

Uranium
Jul 20th, 2012, 12:34 AM
7-0 against Huber.

4-1 against Lisa.

fawnrc
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:55 AM
ok, tks

In The Zone
Jul 21st, 2012, 11:29 PM
You girls really need to stop being so bitter about Huber. She's NO 1 and will play Mixed Doubles no matter what anyone else ( besides Lisa ) sais about it. Its THEIR call, just like it's the Bryans call :bounce:

It's Serena's call. And she is saying no. So it goes to Huber.

Slammer7
Jul 21st, 2012, 11:52 PM
Oooh no! Huber was going to play mixed doubles no matter what! She would have had lawsuits targeted against the USTA, ITF, Olympic Commiittee and everyone else liable! :bounce:

The Olympics is next week, she wouldn't have had time. :lol: Lisa was able to go to arbitration because the decision was made in June/July and the Olympics weren't until September in 2000.

KournikovaFan91
Jul 22nd, 2012, 12:09 AM
Oooh no! Huber was going to play mixed doubles no matter what! She would have had lawsuits targeted against the USTA, ITF, Olympic Commiittee and everyone else liable! :bounce:


She should fuck off back to South Africa if she has any issues with the USTA.

Slammer7
Jul 22nd, 2012, 01:55 AM
Huber got it right, she's playing mixed doubles. They can spin it anyway they feel comfortable with in the press...lol

Point being is that she got her way and you all can't stand it... :lol:


PERIOD :kiss:


:wavey:

Huh? :confused: I think any chance of Serena playing Mixed Doubles went out the window once she won Women's Doubles at Wimbledon. And with her pulling out of WTT hit and giggles I think she knows she doesn't have the energy to play 3 events. Liezel will do well in mixed, even though I think Lisa has a better chance of medaling (because Liezel's knees were bandaged in her Mixed loss a couple of weeks ago), but it's still more likely that Serena's circumstances dictated the decision making more than Hubers play or pleas. :shrug:

Diesel
Jul 22nd, 2012, 04:23 AM
Huber got it right, she's playing mixed doubles. They can spin it anyway they feel comfortable with in the press...lol

Point being is that she got her way and you all can't stand it... :lol:


PERIOD :kiss:


:wavey:

Huber was the person asking to be picked and giving her opinion on what Serena should do, so there isn't any room for spinning :shrug:

RenaSlam.
Jul 22nd, 2012, 04:28 PM
She should fuck off back to South Africa if she has any issues with the USTA.

LOL.

SerenaSlam
Jul 23rd, 2012, 02:56 AM
This is really a conversation of whether or not Serena wants to actually play mixed doubles. So when it comes down to it huber is a non factor. Not to seem or sound disrespectful but it's about bringing home gold for your country and who is best fit for that. I give all credit to what huber and Raymond do. But when you factor in Serena Williams (and they beat these two having not played in two years) it's not Hubers place to have an opinion at all in the matter. Serena either but if I allow any leeway it goes to the Wimbledon champ. End of discussion. Someone else said it best. Huber needs to realize the privilege she is bein given. I'm sure if her partner had to pick she would be out the window. Why they didn't play at the French is enough evidence for me.

dencod16
Jul 25th, 2012, 06:16 PM
With people saying that Serena would be dumb because she is playing 2 a day, she did it in Wimbledon many times.
Day 1 and 2 : Women's Singles and Doubles first round, so she can play one a day
Day 3: Women's Singles and Doubles second round
Day 4: Women's Singles second round and Doubles quarterfinals
Day 5: Women's Singles third round and Mixed first round
Day 6: Women's singles and Mixed quarters and women's doubles semi, the only problem i think for Serena.
Day 7: Women's singles and Mixed semis
Day 8: Women's singles medal matches and mixed bronze
Day 9: Women's doubles medal matches and mixed gold

I still think Raymond and Venus for the mixed, cause Venus hasn't been doing well in singles, but has been doing well in doubles.

guichard
Jul 26th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Word on the grass: the U.S. mixed 2Xs lineup is a "fluid situation," as they say. Raymond-Bryan is one team. The other is still tbd https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/228506328073658368

Uranium
Jul 26th, 2012, 07:37 PM
I still think Raymond and Venus for the mixed, cause Venus hasn't been doing well in singles, but has been doing well in doubles.

I don't think Vee's ranking will be high enough to get into Mixed.

PLP
Jul 28th, 2012, 05:23 AM
I don't think Vee's ranking will be high enough to get into Mixed.

If Venus loses early I imagine she will be on the other team, especially since the situation is still offically 'TBD'.

Uranium
Jul 28th, 2012, 05:58 PM
^I know, my point was her ranking may be too low to get in.

Roddick/Isner lost 6-2 6-4 in Men's Doubles...on grass. They should not be considered for Mixed. That spot better be for Bob and whichever woman they choose.

Alarmed
Aug 2nd, 2012, 04:56 PM
Good job Huber!

Sylvester
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:01 PM
Bye bitch!

(You're not even worth the time of looking for a bye bitch gif)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:07 PM
:lol:

LeRoy.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:27 PM
:haha: The b!tch lost :lol:

Charlatan
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:28 PM
Bye Bitch

Papi
Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:09 PM
LMAO I was waiting for this thread to be bumped right after her first round loss.

LoveFifteen
Aug 3rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
BYE, BITCH! Lost in doubles, too. #FAIL

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 3rd, 2012, 06:51 PM
:lol: Of course it was going to be bumped!!! :lol:

BB! :bigwave:

In The Zone
Aug 3rd, 2012, 07:10 PM
If she doesn't win the Bronze, I am going to smack her.

She is just a joke.

Patrick345
Aug 3rd, 2012, 07:22 PM
If she doesn't win the Bronze, I am going to smack her.

She is just a joke.

Serena couldnīt have played Mixed, too. That would have been too much. Thatīs 60 minutes for singles, 45 minutes for doubles, 75 minutes for mixed per day. Okay maybe she could have done it. :hysteric:

SerenaSlam
Aug 4th, 2012, 11:39 AM
She better win bronze. That's all I'm saying. You talk all that mess only to be knocked out of mixed and one loss away from no medal. I highly doubt these two will even be around for Rio. It's sad

mckyle.
Aug 4th, 2012, 07:35 PM
And then Raymond also fails to make the final....

Ugh.

silverwhite
Aug 4th, 2012, 07:42 PM
The Bryans must be wishing they had requested to play with the sisters instead. Not like they've expended much energy in singles and doubles :tape:

hecjo24
Aug 5th, 2012, 07:57 PM
I'm so happy that Huber lost. No medals for her. Thats the greatest tennis news coming from the Olympics. Uhuuuuu!

Sylvester
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I love Raymond has a medal and Huber doesn't! :lol: :sobbing:

SerenaSlam
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:18 PM
The fact that she didn't medal. I hope someone has a sit down with her. Is this heaux on twitter!?! Let me look her up and send her a tweet or two, 3, 4 or 5.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Aug 5th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Moded! Serena won TWO gold medals and didn't even need the mixed :haha:

Volcana
Aug 5th, 2012, 11:28 PM
If you examine Huber's original point, it's well thought out. Venus and Serena were both playing singles and doubles. Venus has that fatigue disorder, and there was no way of knowing ahead of time that Serena was going to buzzsaw the singles field that way.

If the point of the exercise is to have the best chance to pick up the most medals, the right players played the right events. Yeah maybe Serena could have done it. ANd maybe she and Venus lose in doubles along the way because Serena has to play exhausted one day.

I think V&S are the best thing to happen to USA tennis since BJK beat Bobby Riggs, but we have other accomplished players, especially in doubles.

Note: Leisel Huber has won mixed slams in 2009 and 2010, with Bob Bryan.

a) That's a heck of a lot more recent than Serena's two.

b) She have the same partner here.

In other words, you pick Huber/Bryan in mixed for the same reason you pick the Williams sisters in doubles. In each case, it a recently successful partnership.

SerenaSlam
Aug 6th, 2012, 12:23 AM
If you examine Huber's original point, it's well thought out. Venus and Serena were both playing singles and doubles. Venus has that fatigue disorder, and there was no way of knowing ahead of time that Serena was going to buzzsaw the singles field that way.

If the point of the exercise is to have the best chance to pick up the most medals, the right players played the right events. Yeah maybe Serena could have done it. ANd maybe she and Venus lose in doubles along the way because Serena has to play exhausted one day.

I think V&S are the best thing to happen to USA tennis since BJK beat Bobby Riggs, but we have other accomplished players, especially in doubles.

Note: Leisel Huber has won mixed slams in 2009 and 2010, with Bob Bryan.

a) That's a heck of a lot more recent than Serena's two.

b) She have the same partner here.

In other words, you pick Huber/Bryan in mixed for the same reason you pick the Williams sisters in doubles. In each case, it a recently successful partnership.


I get what you're saying and it's a valid
Point. But it's also in reference to Serena Williams. I don't think this had anything to do with Liezel which is why she should have kept her mouth shut. I think Serena felt with the time and how much she has
Played she didn't need to play the mixed. You go back to the beginning of the year Serena knew she was playing singles and doubles. She also wanted to play mixed. This is Serena Williams. Had her run of wins not come like they did up to The Olympics I highly doubt she would have suggested in NOT playing the mixed. I credit Hubers abilities and her accompaniments. But they do not over shadow or even come close to her bein able to state something like this and not represent her country at the same time.

It is what it is. Rio 2016. Liezel won't be there. She is an American now and she has yet to win anything for her "new country" and I highly doubt she ever will.

Dave.
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM
There is not one thing wrong with Huber's argument and nothing that has happened at the Olympics has changed it. You earn the right to participate in the Olympics which she did. All the gloating in here is just more of the same tired gloating that we get every time Huber loses a match. But the thing is she was still right, and proven so by being on the mixed doubles team.

In The Zone
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:05 AM
There is not one thing wrong with Huber's argument and nothing that has happened at the Olympics has changed it. You earn the right to participate in the Olympics which she did. All the gloating in here is just more of the same tired gloating that we get every time Huber loses a match. But the thing is she was still right, and proven so by being on the mixed doubles team.

Because Serena said no to mixed. That's why she was entered.

Dave.
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:05 AM
She better win bronze. That's all I'm saying. You talk all that mess only to be knocked out of mixed and one loss away from no medal. I highly doubt these two will even be around for Rio. It's sad

And then Raymond also fails to make the final....

Ugh.

Lisa has nothing to do with this thread but anyway:

A) She has never "talked mess" regarding the Olympics.
B) She's almost 40, of course she won't be around in Rio.
C) She won a medal. :)

young_gunner913
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:06 AM
There is not one thing wrong with Huber's argument and nothing that has happened at the Olympics has changed it. You earn the right to participate in the Olympics which she did. All the gloating in here is just more of the same tired gloating that we get every time Huber loses a match. But the thing is she was still right, and proven so by being on the mixed doubles team.

They can hate on Liezel all they want, she'll be back slaying their faves in no time. :inlove::inlove::inlove:

Dave.
Aug 6th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Because Serena said no to mixed. That's why she was entered.

There's proof of this?

She had no right to say no because she had no right to expect to be entered in an event she has hardly participated in the last decade.

freefallball
Aug 6th, 2012, 03:07 AM
There's proof of this?

She had no right to say no because she had no right to expect to be entered in an event she has hardly participated in the last decade.

Let's be real here. Anyone can tell that it is easier to break Huber than Serena. It is the same thing as Murray/Robson. They would rather break Robson than Murray. It is not Serena's fault that she is that talented. It is a known fact that Huber is not as good as Serena.

When part timers doubles like Serena/Venus can win Wimbledon doubles, you know there is something very wrong with the doubles field. It the same thing when part timer Kim is able to sneak in 3GS after she came back from retirement. The ranking system in WTA needs a change.

young_gunner913
Aug 6th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Let's be real here. Anyone can tell that it is easier to break Huber than Serena. It is the same thing as Murray/Robson. They would rather break Robson than Murray. It is not Serena's fault that she is that talented. It is a known fact that Huber is not as good as Serena.

When part timers doubles like Serena/Venus can win Wimbledon doubles, you know there is something very wrong with the doubles field. It the same thing when part timer Kim is able to sneak in 3GS after she came back from retirement. The ranking system in WTA needs a change.

You're a moron.

Volcana
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:07 PM
YOu entire analysis reads like somebody who thinks doubles is just four players singles. It's a team sport

Let's be real here. Anyone can tell that it is easier to break Huber than Serena. It is the same thing as Murray/Robson. They would rather break Robson than Murray.No. You would rather break Murray, because it's easier to break Robson. It is not Serena's fault that she is that talented. It is a known fact that Huber is not as good as Serena.The question is whether the mixed doubles team would be better with Huber (with whom Bryan had already won two slams) or with Serena (who'd never played with Bryan.

When part timers doubles like Serena/Venus can win Wimbledon doubles, you know there is something very wrong with the doubles field.What you call a 'part time' doubles team propbaby has more hours on the court together than any other team in the world. They's been together as a doubles team over 25 years. If Azarenka and Sharapova were winning slams in doubles while only playing in the slams, you'd have an arguement. In this case, you don't. Teamwork is about communication, and it's no real surprise that the best doubles team on the women's side are close-age siblings, and on the men's side they're identical twins.
It the same thing when part timer Kim is able to sneak in 3GS after she came back from retirement.A multi-GS champ in the prime age of her career takes some time off, comes back and wins slams. That's not news. Venus did it, Sharapova did it, Serena did it. Clijsters wasn't even coming back from injury.

The ranking system in WTA needs a change.Not based on anything you wrote here.

Alexander18
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:53 PM
:lol:

vwfan
Aug 6th, 2012, 10:55 PM
not well put, but true.

on the other hand, she will now need to eat her words.

dencod16
Aug 7th, 2012, 03:29 PM
There is not one thing wrong with Huber's argument and nothing that has happened at the Olympics has changed it. You earn the right to participate in the Olympics which she did. All the gloating in here is just more of the same tired gloating that we get every time Huber loses a match. But the thing is she was still right, and proven so by being on the mixed doubles team.

How did she prove herself deserving of it? She lost in the first round, if she wanted to play should have went to the committee instead of the press. I think that's the issue rather than whose more deserving to play mixed, any of the 4 women in doubles is a good pick in my opinion.