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Olympic Games – Tennis

August 12, 2008

Tournament Name: 2008 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT
Location: Beijing, China
Dates: Sunday 10–Sunday 17 August
64 Draw Singles/32 Draw Doubles
Surface: Hard court-DecoTurf II
Ball: Wilson US Open
Web Site: http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/
NBC Site: http://www.nbcolympics.com/
USOC Site: http://www.usoc.org/

From left, silver medalists Thomas Johansson and Simon Aspelin of Sweden, gold medalists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, and bronze medalists  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the USA receive their men's tennis doubles medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.

Women’s Singles Main Draw: CLIK

ROUND 64

[16] SCHNYDER Patty (13) SUI def [75] CRAYBAS Jill USA 6-3/6-2
[5] WILLIAMS Serena (4) USA def [47] GOVORTSOVA Olga BLR 6-3/6-1
WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 7 def BACSINSZKY Timea (SUI ) 6-3/6-2

ROUND 32

[5] WILLIAMS Serena (4) USA def Samantha Stosur AUS 6-2/6-0
WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 7 def Iveta Benesova CZE 6-1/6-4

ROUND 16

[5] WILLIAMS Serena (4) USA vs Alize Cornet  FRA 3-6/6-3/6-4
WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 7 vs Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-3/6-2

ROUND 8

LI Na (CHN) def (7) WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 7-5/7-5
(5) DEMENTIEVA Elena (RUS) def (4) WILLIAMS Serena (USA) 3-6/6-4/6-3

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Women’s Doubles Main Draw: CLIK

ROUND 32

DAVENPORT/HUBER (USA) (5) def JANS/ROSOLSKA (POL) 6-2/6-1
WILLIAMS/WILLIAMS (USA) (2) def BENESOVA/VAIDISOVA (CZE) 4-6/7-5/6-1

ROUND 16

WILLIAMS/WILLIAMS (USA) def MORITA/SUGIYAMA JPN 7-5/6-2

ROUND 8

WILLIAMS/WILLIAMS (USA) def  VESNINA/ZVONAREVA RUS 6-4/6-0

SEMIFINALS

WILLIAMS/WILLIAMS (USA) vs BODARENKO/BODARENKO UKR 4-6/6-4/6-1

GOLD MEDAL

WILLIAMS/WILLIAMS (USA) vs MEDINA GARRIGUES/RUANO PASCUAL (ESP)

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Men’s Singles Main Draw: CLIK

ROUND 64

BLAKE James (8) USA def GUCCIONE Chris AUS 6-3/7-6
DJOKOVIC Novak (3) SRB def GINEPRI Robby USA 6-4/6-4
ANDREEV Igor RUS  def QUERREY Sam USA 6-4/6-4

ROUND 32

BLAKE James (8) USA def HRBATY Dominik SVK 7-6/4-6/6-3

ROUND 16

BLAKE James (8) USA def Gilles Simon FRA 6-4/6-2

ROUND 8

BLAKE James (8) USA def FEDERER roger (1) SUI 6-4/7-6

SEMIFINALS

GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI def BLAKE James (8) USA 4-6/7-5/11-9

BRONZE MEDAL

DJOKOVIC, Novak RUS def BLAKE James (8) USA 6-3/7-6

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Men’s Doubles Main Draw: CLIK

ROUND 32

BRYAN/BRYAN (1) USA def  KNOWLES/MULLINGS BAH 6-2/6-1
ANDREEV/DAVYDENKO RUS def BLAKE/QUERREY USA 6-3/6-4

ROUND 16

BRYAN/BRYAN  (1) USA def KNOWLE/MELZER AUT 7-6/6-4

ROUND 8

BRYAN/BRYAN  (1) USA def GUCCIONE/HEWWIT AUS 6-4/6-3

SEMIFINALS

FEDERER/WAWRINKA def BRYAN/BRYAN  (1) USA 7-6/6-4

BRONZE MEDAL

BRYAN/BRYAN  (1) USA def CLEMENT/LLODRA FRA 3-6/6-3/6-4


Olympics Photos

August 11, 2008

AUGUST 16:

Bronze medal winners Bob Bryan, left, and Mike Bryan of the USA receive their bronze medals for men's doubles tennis at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.

Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams of the United States leave the court after beating Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 during the women's doubles tennis competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.

Mike and Bob Bryan of the United States celebrate after beating Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement of France react in their men's doubles bronze medal tennis match at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. James Blake of the USA reacts to his bronze medal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's single tennis competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Djokovic won 6-3, 7-6.

Serena Williams (Front R) and Venus Williams (Front L) play against Alena Bondarenko (Top R) and Kateryna Bondarenko from Ukraine during a women's doubles semi-final tennis match at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre in Beijing on August 16, 2008. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

AUGUST 14:

James Blake of the United States wipes his mouth while taking on Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's tennis quarterfinals at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. Blake defeated Federer 6-4, 7-6 (2).  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) James Blake of the United States waves to the fans after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (2), during the men's singles tennis of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008.

AUGUST 13:

Venus Williams of the US reacts after winning a point against Belarus' Victoria Azarenka during their women's singles third round tennis match at the Olympic Green tennis centre during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 13, 2008. Williams won 6-3, 6-2. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images) Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States in action against Julian Knowle and Juergen Melzer of Austria in the men's doubles second round at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Olympic Games Tennis Draw…

August 10, 2008

Tournament Name: 2008 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT
Location: Beijing, China
Dates: Sunday 10–Sunday 17 August
64 Draw Singles/32 Draw Doubles
Surface: Hard court-DecoTurf II
Ball: Wilson US Open
Web Site: http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/
NBC Site: http://www.nbcolympics.com/
USOC Site: http://www.usoc.org/

Women’s Singles Main Draw: CLIK

[16] SCHNYDER Patty (13) SUI vs. [75] CRAYBAS Jill USA
[5] WILLIAMS Serena (4) USA vs. [47] GOVORTSOVA Olga BLR
[24] DAVENPORT Lindsay USA vs. [141] MOLIK Alicia (IP) AUS

Women’s Doubles Main Draw: CLIK

JANS (POL)/ROSOLSKA (POL) vs. DAVENPORT (USA)/HUBER (USA) (5)
BENESOVA (CZE)/VAIDISOVA (CZE) vs WILLIAMS (USA)/WILLIAMS (USA) (2)

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Men’s Singles Main Draw: CLIK

GUCCIONE Chris AUS v BLAKE James (8) USA
GINEPRI Robby USA v DJOKOVIC Novak (3) SRB
QUERREY Sam USA v ANDREEV Igor RUS

Men’s Doubles Main Draw: CLIK

BRYAN Bob/BRYAN Mike (1) USA v KNOWLES Mark/MULLINGS Devin BAH
ANDREEV Igor (8) RUS/DAVYDENKO Nikolay v BLAKE James/QUERREY Sam USA


Olympic games: Rules

August 10, 2008

Competition Rules

The tennis competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held in accordance with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Rules of Tennis 2008, the Olympic Tennis Event 2008 Regulations and the Olympic Charter, in force at the time of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.Pursuant to the Olympic Charter, ITF assumes the responsibility for the technical control and direction of Tennis in the Olympic Games.

Draw Ceremony

The Draw shall be conducted in public by ITF; it will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Appointment of Jury

ITF shall appoint eight persons to form the Jury of Appeal, of which no more than two members shall be from the same country (region). The Jury shall settle any on-site disputes with respect to any ruling given by

ITF, the Referee (where such ruling can be appealed) or any other person and with respect to an incident that maybe takes place during the Olympic tennis competition.

Appointment of Referees/Umpires

The Referee and Assistant Referees for the Olympic Games will be appointed by ITF. The Chief of Umpires and the Assistant Chiefs of Umpires will be appointed by ITF. Twenty (20) Chair Umpires and 120 Line Umpires will be selected by ITF.

By: http://en.beijing2008.cn/


Davenport withdraws from singles at Olympics

August 9, 2008

BEIJING (AP) — Lindsay Davenport withdrew from singles at the Olympics on Friday because of a lingering knee injury that has sidelined her since late June.

Davenport still hopes to play doubles with U.S. teammate Liezel Huber. The tournament begins Sunday.

The 32-year-old Davenport returned to the women’s tour last year after becoming a mother, and her comeback was motivated in large part by a desire to play at Beijing. She won the gold medal in singles at Atlanta in 1996, and her father played volleyball at the 1968 Olympics.

Hours before withdrawing, Davenport attended a news conference for the U.S. tennis team and said her right knee was still a concern.

“I’ve been resting it since hurting it at Wimbledon for the purpose of being here and being able to do my best,” she said. “For me it’s a thrill to be back no matter what happens. It’s the Olympics.”

Davenport hasn’t played since winning her opening match at Wimbledon, where she withdrew before the second round.


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