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VRULES
Jun 26th, 2004, 11:08 PM
Here is an article on the subject:



Williams sisters, Capriati, Roddick on Olympic tennis teamsJune 26, 2004

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Martina Navratilova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/214/), Serena and Venus Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/87/), Jennifer Capriati (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/97/) and Andy Roddick (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/46/) head the U.S. Olympic tennis teams announced Saturday at Wimbledon.

Navratilova this week became the oldest woman since 1922 to win a singles match at Wimbledon, where she's also entered in women's doubles and mixed doubles. She'll make her Olympic debut at 47 and will play doubles.

``She has done everything possible to have that opportunity,'' U.S. women's coach Zina Garrison said. ``She is totally, totally geeked about going.''

Capriati will represent the United States in international team competition for the first time since a falling out with former Fed Cup captain Billie Jean King in April 2002. She won the gold at the Barcelona Olympics as a 16-year-old in 1992.

The Williams sisters won the women's doubles at the 2000 Sydney Games, and Venus won the singles gold. They'll play singles and doubles at the Aug. 13-29 Athens Olympics. Capriati and Chanda Rubin (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/90/) will play singles, while Navratilova and Lisa Raymond (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/102/) will be the other doubles team.

Roddick, the U.S. Open champion who's ranked No. 2, will be joined on the men's squad by No. 20 Mardy Fish (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/353/), No. 30 Vince Spadea and No. 31 Taylor Dent (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/360/) in singles, plus the top-ranked doubles team of twins Bob and Mike Bryan (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/233/). Roddick and Fish will play doubles together. ``I'm impressed at how excited our guys are,'' U.S. men's coach Patrick McEnroe said. ``It's honestly all they talk about.''

GermanBoy
Jun 26th, 2004, 11:55 PM
What a great team Andy and Robby G. would have been... :hearts: :sad:

Leo_DFP
Jun 26th, 2004, 11:56 PM
Is Lindsay going?

GermanBoy
Jun 27th, 2004, 01:01 AM
No, she for herself decided not to play. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

BigTennisFan
Jun 27th, 2004, 01:03 AM
I wish Venus and Serena would stay their asses at home. I have a bad feeling about this upcoming Olympics. :mad:

GermanBoy
Jun 27th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Please don`t say these kind of sentences... :o

mboyle
Jun 27th, 2004, 02:05 AM
Roby and Andy?:eek: :o Somehow I think you wanted that for, ahem, aesthetic purposes, eh?

gweeny
Jun 27th, 2004, 02:52 AM
I wish Venus and Serena would stay their asses at home. I have a bad feeling about this upcoming Olympics. :mad:
Wow, I didn't know you were a psychic. Can you tell me what will be in my educational future. Cause, I hate not knowing :angel:

I think we all live (at least Americans, British, even Iraqis) in a dangerous world today. I think to live in fear and anxiety is silly. An accident can happen in the States, as well as it can happen in Greece (without any relation to terrorists).

I pray for all the athletes safety. But I wouldn't say they should not go.

Kabezya
Jun 27th, 2004, 02:55 AM
I wonder if they'll play doubles at a tournament before the Games. It would be nice to see them once again in doubles on a regular basis.

GermanBoy
Jun 27th, 2004, 03:29 AM
Roby and Andy?:eek: :o Somehow I think you wanted that for, ahem, aesthetic purposes, eh?
NEVER! :angel:

AjdeNate!
Jun 27th, 2004, 03:31 AM
Mardy and Andy :lick: :drool:

Jericho
Jun 27th, 2004, 03:35 AM
I wish Venus and Serena would stay their asses at home. I have a bad feeling about this upcoming Olympics. :mad:
i do too :sad: , but i wouldnt have posted that :p