Showing posts with label London Olympic Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London Olympic Games. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 37-year-old had a successful year in the absence of her sister Serena through pregnancy, climbing to number five in the singles rankings after finishing runner-up at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the WTA Finals.

Friday, July 27, 2012

London Olympics Order of Play | Saturday July 28th 2012


London Olympics Order of Play | Saturday July 28th 2012

Day 1

Centre Court Start:12:00
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) V Steve DARCIS (BEL)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Serena WILLIAMS (USA) V Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Roger FEDERER (SUI) V Alejandro FALLA (COL)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) V Anne KEOTHAVONG (GBR)


Court 1 Start:12:00
Men's Singles - 1st Round
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) V Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Samantha STOSUR (AUS) V Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO (ESP)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Petra KVITOVA (CZE) V Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Ivan DODIG (CRO) V Juan Martin del POTRO (ARG)


Court 2 Start:11:30
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Kim CLIJSTERS (BEL) V Roberta VINCI (ITA)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
John ISNER (USA) V Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
LI Na (CHN) V Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Melzer / Peya (AUT) V Murray / Murray (GBR)


Court 7 Start:11:30
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Alize CORNET (FRA) V Tamira PASZEK (AUT)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) V Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Peng / Zheng (CHN) V Cornet / Mladenovic (FRA)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Nalbandian / Schwank (ARG) V Llodra / Tsonga (FRA) [2]

Court 11 Start:11:30
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Lukas LACKO (SVK) V Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) V Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)

Men's Singles - 1st Round

Lukasz KUBOT (POL) V Grigor DIMITROV (BUL)
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Cetkovska / Safarova (CZE) V Errani / Vinci (ITA) [2]


Court 12 Start:11:30
Women's Singles - 1st Round
HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) V PENG Shuai (CHN)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
LU Yen-Hsun (TPE) V Malek JAZIRI (TUN)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Alex BOGOMOLOV JR (RUS) V Carlos BERLOCQ (ARG)

Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Kerber / Lisicki (GER) [5] V Robson / Watson (GBR)

Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Llagostera Vives / Martinez Sanchez (ESP) [8] V Dellacqua / Stosur (AUS)


Court 14 Start:11:30
Men's Singles - 1st Round
Santiago GIRALDO (COL) V Ryan HARRISON (USA)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Sofia ARVIDSSON (SWE) V Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) V Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Bryan / Bryan (USA) [1] V Bellucci / Sa (BRA)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Fleming / Hutchins (GBR) V Benneteau / Gasquet (FRA)


Court 16 Start:11:30
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Jans-Ignacik / Rosolska (POL) V Kirilenko / Petrova (RUS) [3]

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Tsvetana PIRONKOVA (BUL) V Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) V Klara ZAKOPALOVA (CZE)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Adrian UNGUR (ROU) V Gilles MULLER (LUX)


Court 17 Start:11:30
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Shvedova / Voskoboeva (KAZ) V Dubois / Wozniak (CAN)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Mona BARTHEL (GER) V Urszula RADWANSKA (POL)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP) V Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Granollers / Lopez (ESP) V Erlich / Ram (ISR)


Court 18 Start:11:30
Women's Singles - 1st Round
Christina McHALE (USA) V Ana IVANOVIC (SRB)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Viktor TROICKI (SRB) V Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Agnes SZAVAY (HUN) V Elena BALTACHA (GBR)

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Gilles SIMON (FRA) V Mikhail KUKUSHKIN (KAZ)

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Isner / Roddick (USA) V Melo / Soares (BRA)

Court 19 Start:11:30
Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Gajdosova / Rodionova (AUS) V Makarova / Vesnina (RUS) [6]

Men's Doubles - 1st Round
Ferrer / Lopez (ESP) V Fyrstenberg / Matkowski (POL) [4]

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Andreas SEPPI (ITA) V Donald YOUNG (USA)

Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Chakarvarthi / Mirza (IND) V Chuang / Hsieh (TPE)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tennis at the 2012 London Olympics

Tennis at the 2012 London Olympics

Set to be held at Wimbledon from Saturday July 28th until Sunday August 5th, the Olympic tennis games are shaping up to be full of excitement and famous faces. 2012 will be the first year that mixed doubles has been introduced into the Olympics since 1896, adding another dimension into the competition and giving the players more chances to play together and win.

Winners at the 2008 Beijing Olympics included Rafael Nadal, coming out top in the men's singles tournament, and the Williams sisters triumphing at the women's doubles. Fans of Olympic tennis have had to wait a while, occupying themselves in other ways such as playing sports themselves, reading books or playing on the PartyPoker site. But now 2012 is not too far away and the excitement is beginning to build again.

During the 2012 London Olympics, there will be a total of five medal events. These include men's and women's Singles, men's and women's Doubles and the new Mixed Doubles. The men's Singles final will be played in the format of best of five sets and all of the Mixed Doubles matches will be taken to a first-to-10 tie-break if they reach one set all.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Martina Hingis Asked by Roger Federer to Play Mixed Doubles at 2012 Olympics in London

Martina Hingis Asked by Roger Federer to Play Mixed Doubles at 2012 Olympics in London

Martina Hingis is playing more and more tennis lately and it might be because one great tennis player wants to play with her at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Hingis is playing at the World Team Tennis and also participated in Legends' events at the French Open and Wimbledon, World Team Tennis, plus several other exhibitions.

In 2009, mixed doubles was added as a fifth tennis event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and Roger Federer wants to play with Hingis to pick up the gold medal.

Swiss Tennis president René Stammbach confirmed that a potential Federer-Hingis partnership is being taken seriously and a meeting between the two parties will be held next week to discuss the matter. Federer, who already captured an Olympic gold medal alongside Stanislas Wawrinka in the men’s double competition at the 2008 Beijing Games, is hoping a mixed-doubles partnership with Hingis will create buzz in tennis and another golden opportunity for Switzerland.

Serena Williams already announced she will play with Andy Roddick.

Roddick said last summer that "24 seconds after they announced that they were going to have mixed doubles in the Olympics, I was flooding Serena's telephone."

"Calls, missed calls, text messages--borderline stalking. And I annoyed her into submission."

Friday, February 18, 2011

Women Tennis Players Will Get Ranking Points at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Women Tennis Players Will Get Ranking Points at the London 2012 Olympic Games

The WTA and ITF agreed to give women tennis players ranking points at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the third time in a row.

They also announced the nations that will be competing will be eligible to submit up to four entries into the singles event and two entries into the doubles. The maximum number of women players allowed per country on-site at the All England Club venue rises from four to six.

WTA rankings will be used for determining the 56 direct acceptances in the 64-player singles draw for women. The ITF's Olympic Committee will select six of the remaining eight singles places. The last two Tripartite Commission Invitations decided by the IOC, National Olympic Committees and the ITF.

"WTA players cherish the opportunity to compete for their country in the Olympic Games, and with the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon as the venue for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, it promises to be a very special Games," said Stacey Allaster, WTA chairman and CEO. "I would like to thank the ITF for working collaboratively towards a positive agreement for our players and sport."

"This important agreement ensures that more of the top women players will be eligible to compete in London, which is good news for the event and the players," said Francesco Ricci Bitti, president of the ITF. "I am grateful to Stacey Allaster and the WTA Board for their support in finalizing the agreement, and we anticipate another outstanding women's Olympic tennis event."


Source WTA

Women Tennis Players Will Get Ranking Points at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Women Tennis Players Will Get Ranking Points at the London 2012 Olympic Games

The WTA and ITF agreed to give women tennis players ranking points at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the third time in a row.

They also announced the nations that will be competing will be eligible to submit up to four entries into the singles event and two entries into the doubles. The maximum number of women players allowed per country on-site at the All England Club venue rises from four to six.

WTA rankings will be used for determining the 56 direct acceptances in the 64-player singles draw for women. The ITF's Olympic Committee will select six of the remaining eight singles places. The last two Tripartite Commission Invitations decided by the IOC, National Olympic Committees and the ITF.

"WTA players cherish the opportunity to compete for their country in the Olympic Games, and with the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon as the venue for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, it promises to be a very special Games," said Stacey Allaster, WTA chairman and CEO. "I would like to thank the ITF for working collaboratively towards a positive agreement for our players and sport."

"This important agreement ensures that more of the top women players will be eligible to compete in London, which is good news for the event and the players," said Francesco Ricci Bitti, president of the ITF. "I am grateful to Stacey Allaster and the WTA Board for their support in finalizing the agreement, and we anticipate another outstanding women's Olympic tennis event."


Source WTA

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Maria Sharapova: "London Olympics is my biggest goal"

Maria Sharapova: "London Olympics is my biggest goal"

Maria Sharapova is excited about competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

“The Olympics is my biggest goal in tennis and my dream is to represent Russia in London,” Sharapova said.

Sharapova will play the Fed Cup first-round tie against France, making her eligible to compete for Russia in London.

The Russian is especially excited about the 2012 Olympic tennis event because it will be played on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

Sharapova also said she was eager for her Fed Cup home debut after making her first and only other appearance for Russia in the women’s team competition against Israel three years ago.

“It was very tough playing in Israel because the crowd was really noisy and didn’t behave very well,” added Sharapova..

“I’m sure we’ll have the crowd on our side here in Moscow and they won’t throw nuts and other things at us during matches like we had in Israel.”

Maria Sharapova: "London Olympics is my biggest goal"

Maria Sharapova: "London Olympics is my biggest goal"

Maria Sharapova is excited about competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

“The Olympics is my biggest goal in tennis and my dream is to represent Russia in London,” Sharapova said.

Sharapova will play the Fed Cup first-round tie against France, making her eligible to compete for Russia in London.

The Russian is especially excited about the 2012 Olympic tennis event because it will be played on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

Sharapova also said she was eager for her Fed Cup home debut after making her first and only other appearance for Russia in the women’s team competition against Israel three years ago.

“It was very tough playing in Israel because the crowd was really noisy and didn’t behave very well,” added Sharapova..

“I’m sure we’ll have the crowd on our side here in Moscow and they won’t throw nuts and other things at us during matches like we had in Israel.”