I'm quite chuffed with that draw. With all the withdrawn I got the impression it would be 500 level at best, but that draw still looks like it will take some serious winning. Respect to whoever gets gold!😊
A prediction from me,
Neither Barty or Osaka will make the final.
If they meet as expected in round 3, the winner of Sabalenka/Rybakina to win the gold medal, they would play either Swiatek/Pliskova in the final.
Bara/Katka to win the doubles, they would be hurting after losing a close match at Wimbledon, it will not happen again.
I have seen that many teams have as coaches just the BJK Cup captain, Davis Cup for males.
Don't know if this is a choice of the individual federation or a requirement by ITF, anyway I wonder if some kind of on court coaching will be allowed at this Olympics, just like in the aforementioned cups.