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Tennis Observer
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Race to Direct Acceptances for London Olympic Games 2012
Points

Maria Sharapova (RUS) 9,490
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8,800
Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 7,230
Petra Kvitová (CZE) 6,895
Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6,180
Serena Williams (USA) 5,700
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,366
Marion Bartoli (FRA) - not nominated
Angelique Kerber (GER) 4,055
Sara Errani (ITA) 3,350
Na Li (CHN) 3,245
Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 3,180
Vera Zvonereva (RUS) 3,160
Ana Ivanović (SRB) 3,070
Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2,697
Kaia Kanepi (EST) - withdrew due to injury (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-kanepi-injury-hands-olympic-debut-to-duque-marino.aspx)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2,470
Andrea Petković (GER) - withdrew due to injury
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2,295
Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,165
Lucie Šafářová (CZE) 2,085
Jelena Janković (SRB) 2,080
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2,005
Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1,950
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) - SR 24
Julia Görges (GER) 1,945
Petra Cetkovská (CZE) 1,945
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1,920
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 1,835
Christina McHale (USA) 1,750
Monica Niculescu (ROU) - withdrew due to injury (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/babos-steps-in-for-injured-niculescu.aspx)
Shuai Peng (CHN) 1,730
Jie Zheng (CHN) 1,730
Svetlana Kuznezova (RUS) 1,711
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 1,681
Klára Zakopalová (CZE) 1,630
Mona Barthel (GER) 1,511 - replaced injured compatriot Andrea Petković (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-petkovic-injury-forces-german-changes.aspx)
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) - SR 36 - withdrew due to injury (7/24/12) (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-watson-gains-singles-berth-for-gb.aspx)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 1,510
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 1,466
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 1,401
Simona Halep (ROU) 1,400
Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) - ineligible to contest the Olympic Tennis Event
Petra Martić (CRO) - withdrew due to injury on 7/24/12) (http://balkan-sport.net/2012/07/petra-martic-otkazala-olimpijske-igre/), made it official on 7/27 (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-robson-joins-watson-in-singles-draw.aspx))
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) - not nominated
Polona Hercog (SLO) 1,320
Ágnes Szávay (HUN) - SR 44
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 1,293
Marina Eraković (NZL) 1,287
Venus Williams (USA) 1,275
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 1,260
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) - SR 47 (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/itf-confirms-paszek's-olympic-eligibility.aspx)
Shahar Pe'er (ISR) 1,255
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1,211
Sorana Cîrstea (ROU) 1,211
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 1,209
Iveta Benešová (CZE) 1,190
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1,172
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 1,168
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 1,140
Sloane Stephens (USA) 1,117
Tamira Paszek (AUT) 1,117 - ITF BoD voted to uphold the appeal of Tennis Austria (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/itf-confirms-paszek's-olympic-eligibility.aspx)
Vania King (USA) 1,087
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) - SR 59
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE) 1,058
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 1,030
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 1,006
Urszula Radwańska (POL) 1,001
Silvia Soler Espinosa (ESP) 985
Su-wei Hsieh (TPE) 981
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 975
Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 944
Timea Babos (HUN) 933
Romina Oprandi (SUI) - not nominated (http://www.swissolympic.ch/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4207/5333_read-42114/)
Heather Watson (GBR) - Alt for Alona Bondarenko
Laura Robson (GBR) - Alt for Petra Martić
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 872
Arantxa Rus (NED) - not nominated
Alexandra Panova (RUS) 859
[ITF]Alizé Cornet (FRA)
[ITF]Anne Keothavong (GBR)
[ITF]Elena Baltacha (GBR)
[ITF]Ons Jabeur (TUN)
[ITF]Mariana Duque Marińo (COL)
Stephanie Vogt (LIE) - [Tripartite Commission Invitation place]
Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) - [Tripartite Commission Invitation place]


Alternates

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 851
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS) 837
[ITF]Anne Keothavong (GBR) 836
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 832
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 831
Michaëlla Krajicek (NED) 815
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 813
Alexandra Cadanțu (ROU) 786 - not nominated
Elena Vesnina (RUS) 784
Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 776
Ayumi Morita (JPN) 776
Kiki Bertens (NED) 770
Irina Falconi (USA) 765
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 757
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 735
Johanna Larsson (SWE) 721
Virginie Razzano (FRA) 716
[ITF]Elena Baltacha (GBR) 716
Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) 707
Vera Dushevina (RUS) 705
Olga Govortsova (BLR) 700
Mandy Minella (LUX) 698
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 693
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 690
Jamie Hampton (USA) 683
Laura Pous Tió (ESP) 677
Karin Knapp (ITA) 670
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 667
Melinda Czink (HUN) 663
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 660
Eva Birnerová (CZE) 657
Gréta Arn (HUN) 647
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) 645
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 632


bold = 2011 Top 10 Player; [i]italics = 2011 Top 20 Player
Results from P Eastbourne/220K s’Hertogenbosch 2011 until GS French Open 2012

Tennis Observer
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Women's singles entry list (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-itf-announces-entries-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx) – Countries in Alphabetical Order

Australia
[5]Samantha Stosur

Austria
Tamira Paszek

Belarus
[1]Victoria Azarenka

Belgium
Yanina Wickmayer
Kim Clijsters

Bulgaria
Tsvetana Pironkova

Canada
Aleksandra Wozniak

China
[10]Na Li
Shuai Peng
Jie Zheng

Chinese Taipei
Su-wei Hsieh

Czech Republic
[6]Petra Kvitová
Lucie Šafářová
Petra Cetkovská
Klára Zakopalová

Denmark
[8]Caroline Wozniacki

France
[ITF]Alizé Cornet

Georgia
[ITF]Anna Tatishvili

Germany
[7]Angelique Kerber
[15]Sabine Lisicki
Julia Görges
Mona Barthel

Great Brittain
Heather Watson
Laura Robson
[ITF]Anne Keothavong
[ITF]Elena Baltacha

Hungary
Ágnes Szávay (SR)
Timea Babos

Israel
Shahar Pe'er

Italy
[9]Sara Errani
Flavia Pennetta
Roberta Vinci
Francesca Schiavone

Kazakhstan
Galina Voskoboeva
Yaroslava Shvedova

Liechtenstein
Stephanie Vogt - Tripartite Commission Invitation place

New Zealand
Marina Eraković

Paraguay
Veronica Cepede Royg - Tripartite Commission Invitation place

Poland
[2]Agnieszka Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska

Romania
Sorana Cîrstea
Simona Halep
Irina-Camelia Begu

Russia
[3]Maria Sharapova
[13]Vera Zvonareva
[14]Maria Kirilenko
[16]Nadia Petrova

Serbia
[11]Ana Ivanović
Jelena Janković

Slovakia
[12]Dominika Cibulková
Daniela Hantuchová

Slovenia
Polona Hercog

Spain
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Carla Suárez Navarro
María José Martínez Sánchez
Silvia Soler Espinosa

Sweden
Sofia Arvidsson

Tunesia
[ITF]Ons Jabeur

Ukraine
Kateryna Bondarenko

United States of America
[4]Serena Williams
Christina McHale
Venus Williams
Varvara Lepchenko

Women's doubles entry list* - Countries in Alphabetical Order

Argentina
Gisela Dulko/Paola Suarez

Australia
Jarmila Gajdošová/Anastasia Rodionova
Casey Dellacqua/Samantha Stosur

Canada
[ITF]Stephanie Dubois/Aleksandra Wozniak

China
Shuai Peng/Jie Zheng
Na Li/Shuai Zhang

Chinese Taipei
[ITF]Chia-Jung/Su-wei Hsieh

Czech Republic
[4]Andrea Hlaváčková /Lucie Hradecká
Petra Cetkovská/Lucie Šafářová

France
[ITF]Alize Cornet/Kristina Mladenovic

Georgia
[ITF]Margalita Chakhnashvili/Anna Tatishvili

Germany
[5]Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki
Julia Görges/Anna Lena Grönefeld

Great Britain
[ITF]Laura Robson/Heather Watson
[ITF]Elena Baltacha/Anne Keothavong

Hungary
[ITF]Timea Babos/Agnes Szavay

India
[ITF]Rushmi Chakravarthi/Sania Mirza

Italy
[2]Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci
[7]Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone

Kazakhstan
Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva

Poland
Agnieszka Radwanska/Urszula Radwanska
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Alicja Rosolska

Romania
Sorana Cirstea/Simona Halep

Russia
[3]Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova
[6]Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina

Slovakia
Dominika Cibulkova/Daniela Hantuchova

Slovenia
Andreja Klepac/Katarina Srebotnik

Spain
[8]Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
Anabel Medina Garrigues/Arantxa Parra Santonja

USA
[1]Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond
Serena Williams/Venus Williams

* Direct acceptances were based on the combined world rankings of each team on 11 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 6/11/12 was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.

Tennis Observer
Jan 30th, 2012, 08:58 PM
NOC may only nominate players who comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter and are in good standing with her National Association and ITF. They have made themselves available for selection to represent their country in Fed Cup for two of the following years - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - provided one of those years is 2011 or 2012 (this rule might be a "good faith" issue but is wishy-washy as a player can make herself "available" and thus meet the criteria without having to do anything else).
The singles event shall consist of a draw of 64 singles players, with a maximum of 4 players per NOC (a NOC which has more than four players eligible for direct acceptance into a singles event should select its four highest ranked eligible players)
56 Direct Acceptances, based on the ranking as of 6/11/12 (= results from Eastbourne/s’Hertogenbosch 2011 until French Open 2012). A player may use her Special Ranking for acceptance into the Olympic Tennis Event, and if she uses her Special Ranking for this purpose, her participation in the Olympic Tennis Event will count as one of her eight Special
Ranking Tournaments. If any eligible players are not entered by the respective NOC by 6/21/12, the places shall be reallocated to the next highest ranked player up until 7/20/12 when any unused quota places shall be replaced by players/teams already on site.
6 Final ITF qualification places shall be determined by the ITF no later than 6/28/12 based on recognized World Ranking, whether the NOC is represented in the Tennis Event, Number of players on site & Geographical location.
2 Tripartite Commission Invitation places (http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=1605045): Stephanie Vogt (LIE) & Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) were choosen (http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/7828430/2012-london-games-stephanie-vogt-veronica-cepede-royg-first-tennis-entrants) amoung athletes from NOCs with an average of six or less athletes at the last two editions of the Olympic Games.
Table in post # 1 does neither reflect tougher prerequisites (e.g. Germany), if players comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter (e.g. Yanina Wickmayer (http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/6870473/yanina-wickmayer-xavier-malisse-ask-swiss-high-court-halt-doping-probe), whose hearing at CAS is scheduled for May 30th after Switzerland's Supreme Court denied her appeal.Two years ago (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=4666731) she asked CAS to overturn her one-year ban for missing drug tests), eliminate players who might not be in good standing with their national federation or didn't meet Fed-Cup prerequisites (e.g. Chanelle Scheepers (http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/for-kevin-anderson-concerns-about-tennis-in-south-africa/).

Regulations 2012 Olympic Tennis Event (7/12-8/05/2012 at Wimbledon) (http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1vnqf/RulesampRegsLondon20/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=)

Extremaduratenis
Apr 9th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Hi!
I have added all Silvia Soler points, and it gives to me 760 pts:

1. Wimbledon: 50 pts
2. US Open: 220 pts.
3. Australian Open: 5 pts.
4. Roland Garros: TO BE PLAYED
5. Indian Wells: 50 pts.
6. Miami: 80 pts.
7. ITF Sofia: 140 pts.
8. ITF Saint Malo: 110 pts.
9. Monterrey: 30 pts.
10. ITF Marsella: 18 pts.
11. ITF Cuneo: 18 pts.
12. ITF Biarritz: 18 pts.
13. New Haven: 8 pts.
14. Linz: 6 pts.
15. Luxemburgo: 6 pts.
16. Acapulco: 1 pt.

Could you tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance

flareon
Apr 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Why is baltacha so low, you have got her with 613 in the rankings shes got 960 do ITF's not count towards your ranking for olympics?

Tennis Observer
Apr 9th, 2012, 01:57 PM
@ Extremaduratenis: As 100K Marseille was played in the same week as 220Ks Birmingham & Copenhagen, these results don’t count.

@ flareon: You have to look at results from Eastbourne/s’Hertogenbosch 2011 until French Open 2012. Elena Baltacha’s results from 100K Cagnes-sur Mer 2011 (80 points), 220K Strasbourg (30 points), French Open (100 points) and 100K Nottingham (150 points) don’t count.

flareon
Apr 9th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Thank you :) she will not make it then and they will give her a wildcard I reckon...

hellas719
Apr 15th, 2012, 05:00 AM
Are we sure that Bartoli, Erakovic, Pervak, and Scheepers can't play? Because Daniilidou played in 2008 even though she didn't play Fed Cup at all from 2005-2008 and it's not like a Cetkovska or Zakopalova situation where there were others to play Fed Cup, since it's obvious that Eleni would make the Greek team as long as she made herself available since we suck :lol:

Tennis Observer
Apr 15th, 2012, 05:38 AM
Are we sure that Bartoli, Erakovic, Pervak, and Scheepers can't play?[...]
ITF decides if a player (eg Serena Williams) is eligible for direct acceptance and National Associations/NOC decide their nominations (the prerequisite "makes herself available for selection to represent her country in Fed-Cup" offers room for interpretation).

After FO (no later than 6/14/12) ITF shall confirm to National Associations/NOC the names of players eligible for direct acceptance for singles and/or doubles. By no later than 6/21/12 National Associations/NOC shall advice ITF which of their eligible players have been selected to compete (and submit to ITF their applications for ITF places).

hellas719
Apr 15th, 2012, 05:53 AM
You mean June and not May right? :unsure:

Tennis Observer
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:15 AM
Of course.

Job1925
Apr 17th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Question on Petrova vs. Kleybanova. If Alisa's SR is 24, should she be ahead of Nadia? It looks like Nadia is ahead of Alisa solely because of Bartoli's non-participation. This could be important for deciding who is the fourth Russian. Thanks in advance!

Tennis Observer
Apr 17th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the heads up Job1925, I corrected my flaw.

Independently, Russian Olympic Committee/Russian Tennis Federation is free to nominate among all eligible players (A National Association/NOC who has more than four players eligible for direct acceptance into the women’s singles event should select its four highest ranked eligible players based on the computer ranking).

Caipirinha Guy
Apr 18th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Scheepers is also out of Olympics officially.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=456808

Tennis Observer
Apr 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Thanks MaDu for your input!

As you see in post # 3 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20871859&postcount=3), I am aware about Chanelle Scheepers’ situation. As she is not the only player who didn’t meet Fed Cup prerequisites, I explained in said post that I don’t remove players as long as I am not aware of any official statement.

Caipirinha Guy
May 7th, 2012, 02:19 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=449343&page=11

what's the difference between you and Guichard? :)

Caipirinha Guy
May 12th, 2012, 04:05 PM
waiting for the update. ;)

Israel
May 14th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Is Shahar Peer's place in the olympics almost secured? Thanks in advance...

Tennis Observer
May 15th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Assuming that NOC will nominate Shahar, she is save (as every qualified player with a ranking points total above 1,000 points is).

Caipirinha Guy
May 18th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Urszula Radwańska (POL) 691

Why Ula has 691 points here if in her WTA ranking for now she has 709? She didn't win a match nor in Roland Garros nor in Birmingham last year.

Caipirinha Guy
May 22nd, 2012, 02:10 PM
Found something interesting:

http://www.supersport.com/tennis/sa-tennis/news/120310/De_Jager_waits_on_Anderson_Scheepers

Scheepers' situation, however, was not quite as clear-cut should see participate in the Fed Cup play-offs.

Unlike Anderson, she would still not have fulfilled the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) requirement to perform in the Fed Cup in at least two of the past five years.

An ITF media spokesman confirmed on Saturday that should Scheepers play in this year's Fed Cup, she would still have to apply for special dispensation to be included in the London Olympics.

"Each case in such circumstances is viewed on merits," added the ITF spokesman.

"The player concerned needed to be in good standing with their national association and provide a valid argument as to why they should be included in the Olympic Games field."

No one would be happier to see Scheepers participating in the Olympic Games than South Africa's top, and world top 30, doubles player Natalie Grandin.

Grandin warranted a place in the Olympic Games doubles in her own right, but she would only be accepted if Scheepers was there as her doubles partner.

Which leaves both the 31 year-old, East London-born doubles exponent, as well as the somewhat disturbed De Jager, holding thumbs that Amercan-based Scheepers sees her way to playing in the Fed Cup next month.

Well, she didn't even play that Fed Cup tie which means she is definitely out of Olympics according to ITF.

Meelis
May 22nd, 2012, 02:18 PM
Urszula Radwańska (POL) 691

Why Ula has 691 points here if in her WTA ranking for now she has 709? She didn't win a match nor in Roland Garros nor in Birmingham last year.

691 points is best 15 results + mandatory FO result. Last year she lost in q1 and it´s not part of her ranking right now.

Well, she didn't even play that Fed Cup tie which means she is definitely out of Olympics according to ITF.

Yes. Paszek did play only this year and applied for the ITF to let her play.

Caipirinha Guy
May 22nd, 2012, 02:19 PM
Scheepers didn't play at all.

Meelis
May 22nd, 2012, 02:28 PM
That´s what I did mean. You have to play at least once and then apply for the special permit. Like Paszek did.

It was known long time ago that Scheepers does not want to represent RSA ever again.

Caipirinha Guy
May 22nd, 2012, 03:06 PM
Yeah, I think she will be another Huber and switches to USA one day.

mckyle.
May 30th, 2012, 09:24 PM
So if Lepchenko loses tomorrow and Sloane wins her 3R, Sloane is in? :eek:

cowsonice
May 31st, 2012, 04:45 AM
It was known long time ago that Scheepers does not want to represent RSA ever again.

What happened? :confused:

Tennis Observer
May 31st, 2012, 05:05 PM
So if Lepchenko loses tomorrow and Sloane wins her 3R, Sloane is in? :eek:
It's the decission of USTA/NOC who will be nominated.

mckyle.
May 31st, 2012, 08:23 PM
It's the decission of USTA/NOC who will be nominated.

It's based on rankings.

Tennis Observer
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:37 PM
From regulations 2012 Olympic Tennis Event (bolding is mine):

A National Association/NOC who has more than four (4) players eligible for direct acceptance into the women’s singles event should select its four (4) highest ranked eligible players based on the computer ranking.

Singleniacki
Jun 5th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Su-Wei :sobbing:

Yuri_Bot
Jun 5th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Ksenia Pervak ​​not has right to act on this Olympics

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 5th, 2012, 06:00 PM
any confirmation on this?

Pep Guti
Jun 6th, 2012, 08:40 AM
Will be Soler-Espinosa in?

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 6th, 2012, 09:06 AM
Hsieh and Radwanska can still pass her. But she will be IN even if they do if ITF doesn't give Pervak the allowance to play.

Pep Guti
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:21 PM
Now is Silvia Soler in? or 1st ALT?

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Silvia Soler is last IN because Su-Wei didn't pass her.

Tennis Observer
Jun 9th, 2012, 06:27 PM
From "Ksenia Pervak Switches From Russia To Kazakhstan" (http://www.tennisnow.com/News/Ksenia-Pervak-Switches-From-Russia-To-Kazakhstan.aspx):

Shamil Tarpischev, Russia’s longtime Davis and Fed Cup captain, [...]: “I don’t have a problem with this as there is an agreement between our tennis federations to help each other out. This has managed to help a lot of tennis players, as they have been able to get extra funding from the Kazakh federation, which helps them to develop.”

Pep Guti
Jun 10th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Silvia Soler is last IN because Su-Wei didn't pass her.

Sure? Hsieh has played Nottingham! :confused: Any ranking??

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 10th, 2012, 02:45 PM
The ranking is on the first page :bigwave: Silvia is last IN.

Pep Guti
Jun 10th, 2012, 06:48 PM
The ranking is on the first page :bigwave: Silvia is last IN.

Hsieh has 1014 points no 981?! :confused:

blueaufschalke
Jun 11th, 2012, 11:32 AM
why there are players like Erakovic, Cetkovska, Pervak and many others on the list if they never played Fed Cup?

Meelis
Jun 12th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Pervak was denied entry as expected.

Pep Guti
Jun 12th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Pervak was denied entry as expected.

Is it official? :confused:

Heinann
Jun 12th, 2012, 02:52 PM
When official entry list is out?

Meelis
Jun 12th, 2012, 04:19 PM
When official entry list is out?

Deadline is 28 June

Heinann
Jun 12th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Deadline is 28 June

Thanks :)

Tennis Observer
Jun 13th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Hsieh has 1014 points no 981?! :confused:
WTA Singles Ranking as of June 11th 2012: (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsSingles/0,,12781~0~1~100,00.html) 65. Su-wei Hsieh (TPE) 981 ranking points.
why there are players like Erakovic, Cetkovska, Pervak and many others on the list if they never played Fed Cup?
It’s not a prerequisite to play in any Fed-Cup tie (makes herself available…).

According to ITF communications it’s up to the National Association nominating the player for Olympic selection to state that they are in good standing with the association and have made themselves available on two occasions. If necessary, the ITF Olympic Committee reserves the right to determine their eligibility based on the information provided.

Pete Bodo on Marion Bartoli’s case (http://blogs.tennis.com/tennisworld/2012/04/racquet-scientist-bartolis-blues.html): The blame lies squarely with the FFT, because the eligibility rules are wishy-washy to the point of being absurd. For one, a player can make herself "available" and thus meet the criteria without having to do anything else. Whether she gets called to the team or hits a ball on behalf of her nation makes no difference, the way I understand it. Apparently, it's a "good faith" issue.

DokDi
Jun 14th, 2012, 08:25 AM
Is it true the Olympic wildcards will be announced today?

guichard
Jun 14th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Is it true the Olympic wildcards will be announced today?
No, on June 28th

Pep Guti
Jun 16th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Sofia Arvidsson out! http://www.puntodebreak.com/opinion/2012/06/15/sofia-se-queda-sin-juegos (spanish)

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 16th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Sofia Arvidsson out! http://www.puntodebreak.com/opinion/2012/06/15/sofia-se-queda-sin-juegos (spanish)

http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/052011/slowpoke-bin-laden.jpg

Danii's Law
Jun 17th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Daniilidou said on her website that her new coach would be working with her at the Olympics. Does this mean she's bean given a spot?

Viennalover
Jun 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM
Daniilidou said on her website that her new coach would be working with her at the Olympics. Does this mean she's bean given a spot?

I don't think so....
She's not only far away from the cut line,
WC are not yet given to anybody. Even direct acceptance is not confirmed.
WC anouncement to each Federation should be, at least, after 22 June :rolleyes:

It's actually weird of Daniilidou to say such a thing.
I'm sorry for her but I bet she even don't has a slightest chance on WC.... :shrug:
maybe just her wish.

Willam
Jun 18th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Gamiz carried the torch in london about a week ago, is there any remote chance that she might be getting a WC?

GOATdin0931
Jun 19th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Oudin deserves one!! :rocker:

:lol: jkjk

Caipirinha Guy
Jun 19th, 2012, 10:40 AM
no chance. there are already 4 US girls in the draw. :bigwave:

Frooty_Bazooty
Jun 21st, 2012, 10:30 PM
Why arent France nominating Bartoli?

hellas719
Jun 22nd, 2012, 02:28 AM
I don't think so....
She's not only far away from the cut line,
WC are not yet given to anybody. Even direct acceptance is not confirmed.
WC anouncement to each Federation should be, at least, after 22 June :rolleyes:

It's actually weird of Daniilidou to say such a thing.
I'm sorry for her but I bet she even don't has a slightest chance on WC.... :shrug:
maybe just her wish.

Well she's good on grass, has good Olympic history, and no one else from Greece has qualified for tennis :shrug:

blueaufschalke
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:36 PM
I Heard on TV that the olympic WC will be for Kateryna Bondarenko(UKR), Anne Keothavong(GBR), Elena Baltacha(GBR), Anna Tatishvili(GEO), Ons Jabeur(TUN) and Alize Cornet(FRA)

Izar
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:54 PM
I Heard on TV that the olympic WC will be for Kateryna Bondarenko(UKR), Anne Keothavong(GBR), Elena Baltacha(GBR), Anna Tatishvili(GEO), Ons Jabeur(TUN) and Alize Cornet(FRA)

This is right...
http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-itf-announces-entries-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx

No WC for Kimiko, this is really disgusting...

DokDi
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Disappointing WCs' overall. :(

Izar
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Disappointing WCs' overall. :(

Moreover Doubles WC's went to...
India: Rushmi Chakravarthi/Sania Mirza (*)
Georgia: Margalita Chakhnashvili/Anna Tatishvili (*)

:tape:

Heinann
Jun 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I won't comment WCs :o

and ITF allowed to play Erakovic, and not allowed to Paszek

no WC to Kimiko :(

free2all84
Jun 26th, 2012, 06:35 PM
its a shame the committee over looked Japan, Netherlands, and even players like Mandy Minella of Luxembourg and Eleni Danilidou of Greece.

wtatourfan
Jun 27th, 2012, 01:07 AM
I Heard on TV that the olympic WC will be for Kateryna Bondarenko(UKR), Anne Keothavong(GBR), Elena Baltacha(GBR), Anna Tatishvili(GEO), Ons Jabeur(TUN) and Alize Cornet(FRA)

afterall, was it Kateryna or Alona who received WC?

Or is Alona using her Special ranking?

hellas719
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:29 AM
Eleni :sobbing:
Can she still get in if people withdraw and a wildcards takes their spot?

guichard
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:54 AM
afterall, was it Kateryna or Alona who received WC?

Or is Alona using her Special ranking?
Alona using her special ranking

Yuta1234
Jun 27th, 2012, 04:56 AM
Alona using her special ranking

Her ranking was 212 last year.

Tennis Observer
Jun 27th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Alona using her special ranking
Either you don’t have the slightest clue, you don’t read what’s available on the net or it’s something from both. But it’s easier to stick to ITF’s press release (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-itf-announces-entries-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx) without quoting it. Doing that you don’t have to think for a second why a player received an ITF place who is out of competition since P Moscow 2011 (entered as # 212) and accomplished her last win against a Top 50 player (Ayumi Morita, currently # 85) at P5 Cincinnati.
Eleni :sobbing:
Can she still get in if people withdraw and a wildcards takes their spot?
Assuming every eligible player was nominated by her National Association, Eleni (hope she is well, saw her during a medical time out on Monday and realized that she had retired) is Alt # 12 (see post # 1[/url)). I see the only opportunity for her, if an ITF Place holder will withdraw and ITF will choose her (instead of e.g. Kimiko Date Krumm or Arantxa Rus) for a replacement.
[...]Paszek [...] applied for the ITF to let her play.
As a player is not eligible to nominate herself, she didn’t. The Austrian Tennis Federation (ÖTV), who had nominated her, did. Her manager and President of ÖTV, Ronald Leitgeb, [url=http://www.tennisaustria.at/1132,10937,,2.html ]challenged the decision of ITF ( http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20871807&postcount=1).

[...] [Scheeper] didn't even play that Fed Cup tie which means she is definitely out of Olympics according to ITF.
[…] You have to play at least once […]
You were misled!

One more time: One prerequisite is, that a player made herself available for selection to represent her country in Fed Cup for one tie in two out of four years (2009-2012, provided that one of those years was either 2011 or 2012).

According to ITF’s decision this indicates that a player who was out of competition due to insurance or unhealthiness has fulfilled her obligation, if she made her available for Fed-Cup nomination during this time:


Serena & Venus Williams made theirself available for at least one tie between 2009 and 2011, but were not nominated from USTA, because they were injured or unhealthy.

Tamira Paszek was not nominated between 2009 and 2011. After ITF decided to deny Austria’s nomination, ÖTV now argues that Mimi made herself available in the past but Austria’s # 1 player was not nominated for various reasons (Mimi competed within the time frame of Fed-Cup ties 2009 at 220K Pattaya City, 2010 P700 Paris[Indoors] and 2011 220K Pattaya City).

Marina Erakovic made herself available for Asia/Oceania Group I tie (1/31-2/06/11) but pulled out due to wrist injury (fortunate for Marina it turns out that the injury was not as bad as expected, as she was able to compete at 100K Midland, MI Qualification which started on 2/05/11). As Sacha Jones, who changed flags last January, was also unavailable due to wrist injury, Tennis New Zealand decided to withdraw at last minute. ITF banned NZ from Fed Cup 2012 competition but accepted Marina’s nomination.

guichard
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Either you don’t have the slightest clue, you don’t read what’s available on the net or it’s something from both. But it’s easier to stick to ITF’s press release (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-itf-announces-entries-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx) without quoting it. Doing that you don’t have to think for a second why a player received an ITF place who is out of competition since P Moscow 2011 (entered as # 212) and accomplished her last win against a Top 50 player (Ayumi Morita, currently # 85) at P5 Cincinnati

Her ranking was 212 last year


Alona has a special ranking of #36/


did you see where is * on the ITF press release . According to ITF press release it is K Bondarenko who received the ITF place.


A Bondarenko was out from Nov 2010 until May 2011. So her protected ranking was valid until May 2012 but she was able to freeze it because she has been away for more than 3 months again.

For your information A Bondarenko used her specila ranking to enter Moscow(and other tournaments in late 2011)

Tennis Observer
Jun 27th, 2012, 09:25 PM
[...] did you see where is * on the ITF press release . According to ITF press release it is K Bondarenko who received the ITF place.
I was aware but about it, but qualified it as a flaw. My bad. I stand corrected.

A Bondarenko was out from Nov 2010 until May 2011. So her protected ranking was valid until May 2012 but she was able to freeze it because she has been away for more than 3 months again.
According to WTA 2012 Rulebook (p 236), a player has to be re-injured for re-injury petition. While IMHO another right knee surgery shouldn’t qualify as re-injury, WTA saw it differently. If Switzerland will nominate Timea Basczinsky (http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/sport/tennis/swiss-olympia-kriterien-noch-nicht-erfuellt-1.17285844), there are three players who qualified for the Olympic Women Singles tennis event with these merits during qualification period:

Alona Bondarenko (UKR): R2 220K Budapest (W Sandra Zahlavova, # 120); R2 P5 Cincinnati (W Ayumi Morita, # 48); Q2 220K Dallas (W Simone Kalhorn, # 1,216); QF 50K Joue-les-Tours (W Maria Elena Camerin, # 170 & Michaela Honcova, # 368).
Agnes Szavay (HUN): no W
Timea Basczinsky (SUI): R2 PM Indian Wells (W Anne Keothavong, # 77); R2 220K Fes (W Arina Rodionova, # 246); SF 25K Lenzerheide (W Xenia Knoll, # 698; [4]Sandra Zahlavova, # 250 & Nastja Kolar, # 321).

For your information A Bondarenko used her specila ranking to enter Moscow(and other tournaments in late 2011)
Alona Bondarenko entered seven tournaments using her SR # 36: P5 Toronto, P5 Cincinnati, US Open, PM Beijing, P Moscow & Olympic Tennis Event.

CooCooCachoo
Jun 27th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Jabeur :lol: :cuckoo:

Tennis Observer
Jun 28th, 2012, 06:42 AM
I don‘t criticize ITF to offer the 17-years young Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur a spot in Olympics Singles event. 2011 French Open Girls Champion is not only solitary female African player (I wouldn’t award Ons Jabeur/Malek Jaziri a spot in Mixed event) in the field but IMHO it’s much more difficult for her to find technical and financial support than for those representing countries which a long history in tennis.
I don’t criticize ITF for awarding 28-years old British tennis player Elena Baltacha a spot in Olympics Singles event either. As from my point of view one spot for the host country is sufficient, I had chosen a player from Asia, namely 42-years old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm instead.
But I don’t identify with a prerequisite that allows players Alona Bondarenko, Agnes Szavay & Timea Basczinsky to qualify for direct acceptance (merits back until 2010) for an event with an accurate number of participants (64 players) and that is scheduled every four years.

Izar
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:22 PM
So the Alt list is at the moment :
Timea Babos (HUN) 933
Romina Oprandi (SUI) 898
Arantxa Rus (NED) 862
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 851
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS) 837

But... with Szavay, A. Bondarenko and Bascinszky still doubtful, K. Bondarenko (if not Tatishvili) may still enter by their own ranking, moreover Oprandi should not be eligible to play for Switezerland. Is it sure that the WC would then be reattributed ?

guichard
Jun 28th, 2012, 04:53 PM
So the Alt list is at the moment :
Timea Babos (HUN) 933
Romina Oprandi (SUI) 898
Arantxa Rus (NED) 862
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 851
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS) 837

But... with Szavay, A. Bondarenko and Bascinszky still doubtful, K. Bondarenko (if not Tatishvili) may still enter by their own ranking, moreover Oprandi should not be eligible to play for Switezerland. Is it sure that the WC would then be reattributed ?
Don't think they will reattributed WC. If there is late withdrawl(after July 20) they will choose one doubles player.

Viennalover
Jul 6th, 2012, 03:28 PM
I think using SR for Olympics are quite different from the original purpose of SR.
Some will use just for participation purpose, I'm sure none of Szavay, Alona and Bascinszky can play like Top50 now.

Olympics are not meant for Re-hab.:rolleyes:
ITF should restrict SR for Olympics or at least limit the number of usage.
They can picked up by WC if they're playing well and deserve the entry at Olympics.

Kevin.
Jul 6th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Paszek gets the OK from ITF to play...replaces Bacsinzsky

Mynarco
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:39 PM
more withdrawal and let Kimiko get in please :sobbing:

Viennalover
Jul 7th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Paszek gets the OK from ITF to play...replaces Bacsinzsky

How weird they once said No and now OK?
What kind of criteria they have?? :rolleyes:

more withdrawal and let Kimiko get in please

I'm sure ITF wanted to exclude Kimiko from OG so there's no chance anyway.
ITF or some powerful country won't let Kimiko to have oldest blablabla record.

Caipirinha Guy
Jul 7th, 2012, 09:10 AM
I'm sure ITF wanted to exclude Kimiko from OG so there's no chance anyway.
ITF or some powerful country won't let Kimiko to have oldest blablabla record.

Are you freaking serious? :spit:

LightsOut!
Jul 8th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Timea wins Rovereto and withdraws from the Olympics :sad:

hBence
Jul 12th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Niculescu OUT
Timi IN

Tennis Observer
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:11 AM
[...]Oprandi should not be eligible to play for Switezerland. [...]
According to ITF communications, Romina Oprandi is eligible to represent Switzerland in the Olympics because she has satisfied the Fed Cup requirement of 24 consecutive months residency in Switzerland. But Switzerland didn't nominate Oprandi because she didn't meet national prerequisites (http://sport.ch.sportalsports.com/sportch/generated/article/olympia/2012/07/10/23094800000.html).

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 10:25 AM
question...when niculescu withdrew they gave the spot to the first alternative babos..but why not in doubles? I mean I'm happy for keothavong/baltacha but the youlndt be the first alternative due to rankings...:confused:

colt13
Jul 18th, 2012, 10:26 AM
I think using SR for Olympics are quite different from the original purpose of SR.
Some will use just for participation purpose, I'm sure none of Szavay, Alona and Bascinszky can play like Top50 now.

Olympics are not meant for Re-hab.:rolleyes:
ITF should restrict SR for Olympics or at least limit the number of usage.
They can picked up by WC if they're playing well and deserve the entry at Olympics.

I have the opposite view. I see it as a last hurrah, and since they were good enough to qualify, they should go. Szavay probably will retire soon, so this is a good way to go out. Sort of feel the same about Alona. Timea is the only one I can see playing four years from now.

Sort of the same reason people want to see Date-Krumm.

guichard
Jul 18th, 2012, 11:04 AM
question...when niculescu withdrew they gave the spot to the first alternative babos..but why not in doubles? I mean I'm happy for keothavong/baltacha but the youlndt be the first alternative due to rankings...:confused:
Not really singles--- K Bondarenko(itf place/WC entry) became a direct acceptance and Babos took the free ITF place
doubles---K Bondarenko/A Bondarenko (itf place/WC entry) became a direct acceptance and Keathavong/Baltacha took the free ITF place.

http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/babos-steps-in-for-injured-niculescu.aspx

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 11:07 AM
I can't believe that alona bondarenko had a good doubles ranking...for me it seems she is out of tour like a year or somethin':confused:

guichard
Jul 18th, 2012, 11:20 AM
I can't believe that alona bondarenko had a good doubles ranking...for me it seems she is out of tour like a year or somethin':confused:
A Bondarenko has a protect singles ranking of #36, K Bondarenko was ranked #66 in singles on June 11. so their combined ranking 36+66= 102. They use the best of singles or doubles ranking. Last 4 teams in the doubles competition

Dulko/Suarez 66 (ARG)
Dellacqua/Stosur 68 (AUS)
Srebotnik/Klepac 68 (SLO)
Rosolska/Jans-Ignacik 88 (POL)
Hsieh/Chuang 89 (TPE)
Halep/Cirstea 90 (ROU)

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 11:27 AM
A Bondarenko has a protect singles ranking of #36, K Bondarenko was ranked #66 in singles on June 11. so their combined ranking 36+66= 102. They use the best of singles or doubles ranking. Last 4 teams in the doubles competition

Dulko/Suarez 66 (ARG)
Dellacqua/Stosur 68 (AUS)
Srebotnik/Klepac 68 (SLO)
Rosolska/Jans-Ignacik 88 (POL)
Hsieh/Chuang 89 (TPE)
Halep/Cirstea 90 (ROU)

thanks...seems that kimiko/rika missed the spot very close:sad:

DJDVD
Jul 18th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Kanepi has withdrawn, does this mean that Rus is in?

Elwin.
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:08 PM
Rus not going to the Olympics according to the KNLTB (Dutch tennis association)
@KNLTB
Nee is niet het geval RT @hiddee @ElwinTF Wordt Rus door NOC voorgedragen om naar de Olympische Spelen te gaan nu Kanepi afgezegd heeft?

Izar
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Not sure at the moment... Last in Timea Babos, who got an ITF place, is now a Direct Acceptance due to Kanepi withdrawal, so the ITF may elect any player to provide its last ITF spot... Wait and see...!

Elwin.
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Not sure at the moment... Last in Timea Babos, who got an ITF place, is now a Direct Acceptance due to Kanepi withdrawal, so the ITF may elect any player to provide its last ITF spot... Wait and see...!

Babos already is in. She replaced Niculescu

Elwin.
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:13 PM
So Arantxa Rus is the 1st ALT. and should have replaced Kanepi, but apparently the Dutch National Olympic Committee isn't letting her.
Just confirmed by the Dutch Tennis Association

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:18 PM
Babos already is in. She replaced Niculescu

Katya Bondarenko (originally in with an ITF place) replaced Niculescu and Babos did take her ITF place.

Izar
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Babos already is in. She replaced Niculescu

No. Katerina Bonderenko, an ITF spot, replaced Niculescu as Direct Acceptance.
Then, ITF attributed the vacant spot to Babos, who now also became a Direct Acceptance with Kanepi's withdrawal.

EDIT: Meelis you are too quick !

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Petkovic is also out.

Elwin.
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Katya Bondarenko (originally in with an ITF place) replaced Niculescu and Babos did take her ITF place.

No. Katerina Bonderenko, an ITF spot, replaced Niculescu as Direct Acceptance.
Then, ITF attributed the vacant spot to Babos, who now also became a Direct Acceptance with Kanepi's withdrawal.

Never mind :lol: Thanks!

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Olympics site has Maria Fernanda Alvarez-Teran (http://www.london2012.com/athlete/alvarez-teran-maria-1107658/)playing singles.

Mynarco
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:28 PM
WHAT? :help:

Elwin.
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Olympics site has Maria Fernanda Alvarez-Teran (http://www.london2012.com/athlete/alvarez-teran-maria-1107658/)playing singles.
No way :tears:

LegionArgentina
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:42 PM
It is okey there is only one player for Latinoamerica so :shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:44 PM
MFAT :hysteric: thats a walking bye if ever there was one

Tripp
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:54 PM
It is okey there is only one player for Latinoamerica so :shrug:

That's great for Nanda, but the spot should've gone to Ormaechea or Duque-Marino, who could actually win a game.

LegionArgentina
Jul 18th, 2012, 12:57 PM
That's great for Nanda, but the spot should've gone to Ormaechea or Duque-Marino, who could actually win a game.

Yes I thought that Paula / Mariana / Monica / Teliana could have been instead of her.

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Bolivia only has seven other athletes, compared to huge teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia. That must be the reason.

If it´s true that she will play.

Tripp
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:07 PM
I know, but I even think Andrea Koch-Benvenuto or even Doménica González would've been a better choice, if they were to chose countries with few athletes.

LegionArgentina
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:07 PM
Bolivia only has seven other athletes, compared to huge teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia. That must be the reason.

If it´s true that she will play.

Yes that could be the reason.
Andrea Koch must be really angry about it,she was really looking forward to play it and has better ranking than Nanda.

DJDVD
Jul 18th, 2012, 02:23 PM
But who will replace Petkovic? Rus or will ITF chose somebody else?

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 02:28 PM
But who will replace Petkovic? Rus or will ITF chose somebody else?

dtb try to nominate barthel for singles and grönefeld for doubles...decision is made bei dosb on friday

DJDVD
Jul 18th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Kimiko & Barthel In!
Barthel I can understand, but why Kimiko? Has another one withdrawn with an ITF spot?

Jorn
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
It won't be decided today if Mona B. is IN either...

mk27
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:44 PM
It won't be decided today if Mona B. is IN either...

Yes, it will be decided by the DOSB on Friday

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:48 PM
although I'm german I would rather see kimiko play then mona...she is a legend and has a beautiful game on grass to watch:hearts: mona is still young and can make the olympics in 4 years..kimiko not:sad:

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:26 PM
OFFICIAL

Estonia's Kaia Kanepi has withdrawn from the Olympic Tennis Event and will be replaced by Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:30 PM
doesnt Rus get in then ? :(

Yuri_Bot
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:31 PM
why?:shrug:

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Babos becomes direct entry and frees up the ITF place, which ITF can redistribute how they like.

SeMany
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:35 PM
OFFICIAL

Estonia's Kaia Kanepi has withdrawn from the Olympic Tennis Event and will be replaced by Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia.

As I said it..Itf won't Kimiko let play:mad: I guess if Barthel won't replace Petkovic they will send somebody like daniilidou

Yuri_Bot
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Babos becomes direct entry and frees up the ITF place, which ITF can redistribute how they like.

thanks. but as Alvarez-Teran gets MD, if ITF gave WC Duque-Marino?

Meelis
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:47 PM
Except the Olympics website, there is no mention of her playing in London :shrug:

guichard
Jul 18th, 2012, 04:55 PM
thanks. but as Alvarez-Teran gets MD, if ITF gave WC Duque-Marino?
the site says: "The athletes listed have not been confirmed, nor is the list inclusive of all participants. More athlete profiles may be added or removed at any time"


let's see how fast they add/remove kanepi-Duque Marino

Tripp
Jul 18th, 2012, 05:45 PM
OK, that makes more sense. But Petkovic is still on the list.

Viennalover
Jul 18th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Are you freaking serious? :spit:

Now you know what I meant? :rolleyes:

Tennis Observer
Jul 19th, 2012, 05:44 AM
doesnt Rus get in then ? :(
No, see posts # 92 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21859643&postcount=92), # 95 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21859675&postcount=95) or post # 1.

Next eligible players on Alt list are Anna Tatishvilli, Alizé Cornet (both sits on ITF places) and Kimiko Date Krumm.

[...] I guess if Barthel won't replace Petkovic they will send somebody like daniilidou
According to ITF Regulations (p 11#, Anna Tatishvilli #GEO# as next #eligible# highest ranked player will gain direct acceptance. Because Tatishvilli holds an ITF place, ITF will choose her replacement taking into consideration, singles Computer Ranking, whether the country is represented in the Tennis Event, number of players on site and geographical location.

If there are withdrawals after July 20th, “a player who is on site and not competing in the singles event will be selected by the Referee and the ITF Technical Delegates to take his or her place. The selection shall be based on the latest recognized international singles computer rankings and the selected player must not bring the number of players from that country in the men’s or women’s singles events to more than four #4#” #p 12#.

Live ranking as of 7/23/12 #eligible players not on Entry list#

Heather Watson
Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Kiki Bertens (NED, assume she was not nominated)
Michaëlla Krajicek (NED, assume she was not nominated)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU, didn’t replace injured compatriot Niculescu)
Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Mandy Minella (LUX)
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon #FRA)

Tennis Observer
Jul 19th, 2012, 12:38 PM
ITF confirmed (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-petkovic-injury-forces-german-changes.aspx) replacement of injured Andrea Petkovic (GER) with Mona Barthel (Singles) and Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Doubles w/Julia Görges).

paul_masterton
Jul 19th, 2012, 12:43 PM
From midnight on the 20th its players who are playing doubles only, not any player not playing singles.

Tennis Observer
Jul 19th, 2012, 01:33 PM
It’s always said to realize, that huge organizations like ITF or WTA are not prepared to publish rules without room for interpretation.

“On-site Alternate” is a common term in tennis and is designed for those players who are waiting to get into the event if openings have to fill. My interpretation of this paragraph

After 12.00 midnight GMT on 20 July 2012, if a player withdraws from the Olympic Tennis Event a player who is on site and not competing in the singles event will be selected by the Referee and the ITF Technical Delegates to take his or her place. The selection shall be based on the latest recognized international singles computer rankings and the selected player must not bring the number of players from that country in the men’s or women’s singles events to more than four (4).

goes like this: A player will be replaced by the highest single ranked (as of 7/23/12) eligible and nominated player on-site. If ITF like to see replacements for Singles out of Doubles competition after 7/20/12, why don’t they change some words?

After 12.00 midnight GMT on 20 July 2012, if a player withdraws from the Olympic Tennis Event a player who competes in the doubles event will be selected by the Referee and the ITF Technical Delegates to take his or her place. The selection shall be based on the latest recognized international singles computer rankings and the selected player must not bring the number of players from that country in the men’s or women’s singles events to more than four (4).

Reading about replacements of ITF places and invitations,

Players or a doubles team who receive an ITF Place or an Invitation and who subsequently withdraw shall be replaced by alternate players selected by the ITF.

it looks like that these organization don’t need to choose a player from the Doubles event if there are withdrawals after 7/20/12.

colt13
Jul 19th, 2012, 02:09 PM
ITF confirmed (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-petkovic-injury-forces-german-changes.aspx) replacement of injured Andrea Petkovic (GER) with Mona Barthel (Singles) and Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Doubles w/Julia Görges).

Knew they would nominate Barthel, even though she isn't in the top 24 because in 2008, Germany didn't have anybody in singles.

Note: As of this writing only 31 of the 64 in the 2008 draw are in.

Firas
Jul 24th, 2012, 11:52 AM
Petra Martic is out so Heather Watson is into the singles draw

Lloy4dAustin
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:19 PM
so laura robson is #1 alt now?

guichard
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:48 PM
so laura robson is #1 alt now?
Yes

Dodge
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:50 PM
@OlympicsTennis

Heather Watson confirmed for #OlympicsTennis singles after Alona Bondarenko withdraws from injury

So will Robson be in for Martic?

guichard
Jul 24th, 2012, 04:50 PM
So will Robson be in for Martic?
Yes when/if she withdraws officially

SeMany
Jul 24th, 2012, 05:49 PM
i could slap bondarenko for withdrawing that late...she hasn't played in ages...so what the fuck? di martic and bondarenko get money for waiting to withdraw so that robson and watson could be in singles?

this is ridiculous...:mad:

so who will play in doubles for bondsisters?

Tennis Observer
Jul 24th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Their replacements will be announced in due course. (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-watson-gains-singles-berth-for-gb.aspx)

SeMany
Jul 24th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Did I see it right? Clijsters/Wickmayer or Ivanovic/Jankovic is the only possibility?:lol:

Tennis Observer
Jul 24th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Replacements after July 20th according to ITF ("must already be on-site and entered into another event to qualify"):


Heather Watson (GBR) - replaced Alona Bondarenko
Laura Robson (GBR) - replaced Petra Martic
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Shuai Zhang (CHN)

free2all84
Jul 24th, 2012, 06:47 PM
I'm still baffled as to why georgia is in dbls and not japan :/

Tennis Observer
Jul 24th, 2012, 06:56 PM
Did I see it right? Clijsters/Wickmayer or Ivanovic/Jankovic is the only possibility?:lol:
Alona & Kateryna Bondarenko were siting on an ITF place and both "teams" you mentioned were not nominated by their NOC.

Independetly, looking at ITF's general replacement rule after July 20th ("team shall be replaced by a team comprising two players in the singles event. The team will be selected by the Referee and ITF Technical Delegates.") and ITF's press release (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-watson-gains-singles-berth-for-gb.aspx) ("The rules for replacing players at the Olympic Tennis Event changed over on Friday night at midnight. Since this time, any replacement must already be on-site and entered into another event to qualify."), yes - looking at special replacement rule ("Players or a doubles team who receive an ITF Place or an Invitation and who subsequently withdraw shall be replaced by alternate players selected by the ITF") - no.

Tennis Observer
Jul 24th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Doubles Seeds
(according to ITF communications doubles seeding does work as the same as doubles entries with each player using the better of their singles and doubles ranking)


Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond (USA)
Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Andrea Hlaváčková/Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Nuria Llagostera Vives/María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Serena Williams/Venus Williams (USA)
Agnieszka Radwańska/Urszula Radwańska (POL)
Dominika Cibulková/Daniela Hantuchová (SVK)

Izar
Jul 24th, 2012, 10:46 PM
I'm still baffled as to why georgia is in dbls and not japan :/

It's the "No-London-for-Kimiko" conspiracy. No need to look further. :no:

ozfan44
Jul 25th, 2012, 02:50 AM
Some more withdrawals please so Jarka and Casey can also play singles!!

guichard
Jul 25th, 2012, 02:54 AM
Some more withdrawals please so Jarka and Casey can also play singles!!
The other possibility was Szavay but all signs are that she will be playing.

In The Zone
Jul 25th, 2012, 03:46 AM
Doubles Seeds
(according to ITF communications doubles seeding does work as the same as doubles entries with each player using the better of their singles and doubles ranking)


Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond (USA)
Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Andrea Hlaváčková/Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Nuria Llagostera Vives/María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Serena Williams/Venus Williams (USA)
Agnieszka Radwańska/Urszula Radwańska (POL)
Dominika Cibulková/Daniela Hantuchová (SVK)


They will seed Venus and Serena. It'd create an unbalanced draw and unfair to nations who have legitimate shots at medalling. I'd see them 4th.

Meelis
Jul 25th, 2012, 06:14 AM
Martic is not out (at least not yet) and will travel to London.

cwej
Jul 25th, 2012, 03:27 PM
How late can Martic drop out and someone replace her?

Lloy4dAustin
Jul 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
How late can Martic drop out and someone replace her?

before the event begins,like 28th july?

Meelis
Jul 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
How late can Martic drop out and someone replace her?

Until she hasn't played first match.

Tennis Observer
Jul 25th, 2012, 06:39 PM
They will seed Venus and Serena. [...] I'd see them 4th.
You are misinformed. (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-seeds-announced-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx)

mckyle.
Jul 25th, 2012, 07:51 PM
If Martic withdraws after the draw is made, but there is already a British player in her quarter, then how will Robson be able to replace her? Will the spot go to the next alternate?

JustAileen
Jul 26th, 2012, 04:49 AM
If Martic withdraws after the draw is made, but there is already a British player in her quarter, then how will Robson be able to replace her? Will the spot go to the next alternate?

I don't know about the regulations, but I'll be so sorry if Robson cannot play because of this.

Job1925
Jul 26th, 2012, 05:44 AM
Alona & Kateryna Bondarenko were siting on an ITF place and both "teams" you mentioned were not nominated by their NOC.

Independetly, looking at ITF's general replacement rule after July 20th ("team shall be replaced by a team comprising two players in the singles event. The team will be selected by the Referee and ITF Technical Delegates.") and ITF's press release (http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-watson-gains-singles-berth-for-gb.aspx) ("The rules for replacing players at the Olympic Tennis Event changed over on Friday night at midnight. Since this time, any replacement must already be on-site and entered into another event to qualify."), yes - looking at special replacement rule ("Players or a doubles team who receive an ITF Place or an Invitation and who subsequently withdraw shall be replaced by alternate players selected by the ITF") - no.

So if Ivanovic/Jankovic and Wickmayer/Clijsters are ineligible because they weren't previously nominated, does that mean that some team will essentially get a first-round bye? Is there any other possibility?

Job1925
Jul 26th, 2012, 06:08 AM
Based on the distribution of the Russian players throughout the draw, is it safe to say that Sharapova and Lisicki will be drawn to meet in the 3rd round?

JustAileen
Jul 26th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Based on the distribution of the Russian players throughout the draw, is it safe to say that Sharapova and Lisicki will be drawn to meet in the 3rd round?

Yes I believe so:o

Jorn
Jul 26th, 2012, 06:17 AM
In 3 more hours and we should know more about it...

Dodge
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:54 AM
If Martic withdraws after the draw is made, but there is already a British player in her quarter, then how will Robson be able to replace her? Will the spot go to the next alternate?

Martic is in the same quarter as Baltacha so let's see what happens if she pulls out.

Dodge
Jul 27th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Martic has now pulled out and Robson takes her place:

http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-robson-joins-watson-in-singles-draw.aspx

That leaves 2 Brits in that quarter of the draw, not that they are likely to meet.

Tennis Observer
Jul 27th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Martic is in the same quarter as Baltacha so let's see what happens if she pulls out.
The rule in question (p 16) reflects to the draw (which is done) and not for replacements after withdrawals (p 12).