July 30, 2016

ITF Announces Final List of Singles and Doubles Entries for the Olympic Games

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(July 15, 2016) The ITF announced the final list of singles and doubles entries for the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park on 6-14 August. Fifty-two countries will compete in this year’s event.

The final list has been confirmed after the ITF Olympic Committee discussed the remaining men’s appeals on Friday.

Andy Murray (GBR) and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their London 2012 singles titles, while Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Venus and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their doubles titles. Entries for the mixed doubles will be confirmed on site during the Olympic Tennis Event.

Sixty-four players will contest both the men’s and women’s singles. Entries for both events are a combination of 56 direct acceptances based on the singles world rankings of 6 June, and six ITF Places (Final Qualification Places) allocated according to the Qualification System (click here). There are also two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places.

Thirty-two teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with entries a combination of 24 direct acceptances and eight ITF Places (Final Qualification Places). Entries are based on the combined world rankings of each team on 6 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 6 June was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.

There is a limit of four singles players per gender per country. Nations were also able to nominate up to two doubles teams per event, with a maximum of six players per gender per country in total. Entries are also subject to players being in good standing with their National Association and meeting the minimum participation requirements in Davis Cup and Fed Cup.

Entries for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles, with a maximum of two teams per country. Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by the deadline of 9 August.

The Olympic Tennis Event will be played on hard court, with ten match courts and six practice courts, including a 10,000-capacity centre court, and two additional show courts seating 5,000 and 3,000 spectators respectively.

The Draw for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held on site at the OIympic Tennis Centre on Thursday 4th August at 11:00 local time.

ITF President David Haggerty said: “We are delighted to welcome another outstanding field to the Olympic Tennis Event. Since the return of tennis to the Olympics in 1988, the event has continued to grow at each Games, with the current generation of players embracing this unique opportunity in our sport. We expect that the competition in each discipline will be fierce, and look forward to some memorable matches.”

MEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Juan Martin del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Juan Monaco, Guido Pella
Australia John Millman, Thanasi Kokkinakis
Barbados Darian King (TRI)
Belgium David Goffin
Bosnia/Herzegovina Damir Dzumhur (TRI)
Brazil Thomaz Bellucci, Rogerio Dutra Silva
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Canada Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun
Croatia Marin Cilic, Borna Coric
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Czech Republic Tomas Berdych, Jiri Vesely, Lukas Rosol
Dominican Republic Victor Estrella Burgos
France Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon
Georgia Nikoloz Basilashvili (ITF)
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber, Alexander Zverev, Dustin Brown (ITF), Jan-Lennard Struff (ITF)
Great Britain Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund (ITF)
Israel Dudi Sela
Italy Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi, Paolo Lorenzi
Japan Kei Nishikori
Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin
Lithuania Ricardas Berankis
Luxembourg Gilles Muller
Netherlands Robin Haase
Poland Jerzy Janowicz (ITF)
Portugal Joao Sousa, Gastao Elias (ITF)
Russia Andrey Kuznetsov, Evgeny Donskoy
Serbia Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki
Slovakia Martin Klizan
Spain Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut, Albert Ramos-Vinolas
Switzerland Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka
Tunisia Malek Jaziri
Ukraine Illya Marchenko
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
USA Jack Sock, Steve Johnson, Denis Kudla, Brian Baker
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin

(ITF) ITF Place (Final Qualification Place)
(TRI) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

WOMEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Australia Samantha Stosur, Daria Gavrilova
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens
Brazil Teliana Pereira (ITF)
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova (ITF)
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
China, P.R. Peng Shuai, Zhang Shuai, Wang Qiang (ITF)
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-Wei (ITF)
Czech Republic Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Strycova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
France Kristina Mladenovic, Carolina Garcia, Alize Cornet
Germany Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic, Annika Beck, Laura Siegemund
Great Britain Johanna Konta, Heather Watson
Hungary Timea Babos
Italy Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani, Karin Knapp
Japan Misaki Doi, Nao Hibino (ITF)
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva, Galina Voskoboeva
Latvia Jelena Ostapenko
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt (TRI)
Montenegro Danka Kovinic
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Paraguay Veronica Cepede Royg (TRI)
Poland Agnieszka Radwanska
Puerto Rico Monica Puig
Romania Simona Halep, Irina-Camelia Begu, Monica Niculescu
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina,
Ekaterina Makarova
Serbia Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic
Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Spain Garbine Muguruza, Carla Suarez Navarro
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Switzerland Belinda Bencic, Timea Bacsinszky
Tunisia Ons Jabeur (ITF)
Ukraine Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko
USA Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens

(ITF) ITF Place (Final Qualification Place)
(TRI) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

MEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Juan Martin del Potro/Maximo Gonzalez,
Federico Delbonis/Guillermo Duran
Australia Chris Guccione/John Peers
Austria Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya
Belarus Aliaksandr Bury/Max Mirnyi (ITF)
Brazil Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa (ITF)
Canada Milos Raonic/Vasek Pospisil
Chile Julio Peralta/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (ITF)
Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah
Croatia Marin Cilic/Marin Draganja
Czech Republic Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol/Jiri Vesely (ITF)
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut,
Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber/Philipp Petzschner
Great Britain Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Dominic Inglot (ITF)
India Rohan Bopanna/Leander Paes
Italy Fabio Fognini/Andreas Seppi
Netherlands Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer
New Zealand Marcus Daniell/Michael Venus (ITF)
Poland Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski
Romania Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau
Serbia Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic
Slovakia Martin Klizan/Andrej Martin (ITF)
Spain Marc Lopez/Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut/David Ferrer
Switzerland Roger Federer/Stan Wawrinka
Ukraine Illya Marchenko/Denys Molchanov (ITF)
USA Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Steve Johnson/Jack Sock
(ITF) ITF Place (Final Qualification Place)

WOMEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

Australia Daria Gavrilova/Samantha Stosur
Brazil Paula Cristina Goncalves/Teliana Pereira (ITF)
Canada Eugenie Bouchard/Gabriela Dabrowski (ITF)
China, P.R. Xu Yi-Fan/Zheng Saisai, Peng Shuai/Zhang Shuai (ITF)
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-Ching/Chan Yung-Jan, Chuang Chia-Jung/Hiseh Su-Wei (ITF)
Czech Republic Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, Karolina Pliskova/Lucie Safarova
France Carolina Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic
Germany Angelique Kerber/Andrea Petkovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Laura Siegemund
Great Britain Johanna Konta/Heather Watson
Hungary Timea Babos/Reka-Luca Jani (ITF)
India Sania Mirza/Prarthana Thombare
Italy Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci
Japan Misaki Doi/Eri Hozumi (ITF)
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu/Monica Niculescu, Andreea Mitu/Raluca Olaru (ITF)
Russia Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina,
Daria Kasatkina/Svetlana Kuznetsova
Serbia Jelena Jankovic/Aleksandra Krunic
Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova/Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Spain Garbine Muguruza/Carla Suarez Navarro,
Anabel Medina Garrigues/Arantxa Parra-Santonja
Switzerland Belinda Bencic/Martina Hingis, Timea Bacsinszky/Viktorija Golubic
Ukraine Olga Savchuk/Elina Svitolina, Lyudmyla Kichenok/Nadiia Kichenok (ITF)
USA Bethanie Mattek-Sands/CoCo Vandeweghe, Serena Williams/Venus Williams

(ITF) ITF Place (Final Qualification Place)

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USTA Names U.S. Olympic Tennis Team

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From the USTA: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 15, 2016 — The USTA, the governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States, today announced the 12-player U.S. Olympic Tennis Team roster for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21.

 

U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez nominated six players with four singles entries and two doubles teams. The 22-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will compete in the singles competition along with Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, both making their Olympic debut, as well as Venus Williams, who will be competing in her fifth Olympics.In doubles, Serena Williams, the reigning singles gold medalist, and sister Venus Williams will look to remain undefeated in Olympic doubles competition as they seek their fourth gold medal (2000, 2008, 2012). They will be joined by first-time Olympians Bethanie Mattek-Sands and CoCo Vandeweghe in the doubles draw.

 

U.S. men’s tennis coach Jay Berger also nominated six players, including four singles entries and two doubles teams. Four American men will make their Olympic debuts, asSteve Johnson, Jack Sock, Denis Kudla and Brian Baker each will play singles. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, the reigning gold medalists in men’s doubles,will return to the Olympics as a U.S. doubles team, with Johnson and Sock making up the other U.S. doubles pairing.

 

The U.S. will later announce its two teams in mixed doubles – which will be contested at the Olympics for the second time since tennis returned to the Games in 1988 – comprised from among the 12 players already named, once all players are in Rio.

 

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held August 5-21 in Rio with the tennis competition being staged August 6-14 at the Barra Tennis Center. The U.S. has won 21 Olympic medals in men’s and women’s tennis since it returned as a full medal sport in 1988 – more than any other nation.

 

“The USTA is extremely proud of the 12 athletes who have worked countless hours on and off the court to earn the opportunity to represent the United States at the Rio Games,” said Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman, CEO and President. “It’s going to be an exciting time for the eight first-time Olympians and for the four returning gold medalists.  I’m looking forward to watching them compete as they look to claim gold.”

 

Serena Williams, 34, is the reigning singles gold medalist and a three-time gold medalist in doubles (2000, 2008, 2012). She also was a singles quarterfinalist in her only other Olympic singles appearance in 2008. By winning the Olympic gold medal in singles and again in doubles in 2012, Williams became the first player ever to complete the career Golden Slam in singles and doubles (winning all four Grand Slam events and the Olympic gold medal in a career). Williams is a 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, tying  her with Steffi Graf for second on the all-time list, two behind Margaret Court.  Serena also has captured 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. She is one of six women in history to have held the No. 1 rankings in both singles and doubles simultaneously and finished 2015 as the No. 1 player in the world for the fifth time.  Williams holds a 16-1 record in Fed Cup play, including 13-0 in singles, and she helped the U.S. capture the 1999 Fed Cup title. Williams is ranked No. 1 in the world.

 

Venus Williams, 36, holds four Olympic gold medals and will become the first American tennis player to compete in five Olympic Games. She captured the gold medal in singles in 2000 and won gold medals in doubles with her sister Serena in 2000, 2008, and 2012. She is a seven-time Grand Slam champion, including five Wimbledon titles, and has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. She also has ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles. Williams posted her first Top 10 season since 2010 last year, winning three WTA titles and reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and US Open. In 2013, she re-entered the Top 20 for the first time since being diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder, following the 2011 US Open. Williams is 23-4 in Fed Cup competition, including 19-2 in singles, and she helped lead the U.S. to the 1999 title. Williams is ranked No. 7 in the world.

Keys, 21, will make her Olympic debut on the heels of breaking into the Top 10 for the first time this June, becoming the first American to debut in the Top 10 since Serena Williams in April 1999.  Keys won her second WTA singles title in June at the grass-court Aegon Classic, played in Birmingham in Great Britain. With the title, Keys peaked at No. 9 in the world. Keys advanced to her first career Grand Slam semifinal at the 2015 Australian Open, where she upset No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova and No. 18 seed Venus Williams. This year, Keys reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and the French Open. She captured her first WTA title at the grass-court event in Eastbourne, Great Britain in 2014, and in 2011, she became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the US Open since Nicole Vaidisova in 2005. Keys has played in three Fed Cup ties for the U.S. with a 3-3 overall record (2-2 in singles, 1-1 in doubles). She is ranked No. 11 in the world.

 

Stephens, 23, is making her Olympic debut and has won three WTA titles this year in Charleston, S.C., Auckland, and Acapulco. She won her first WTA title last year in Washington D.C. Stephens’ breakout came at the 2013 Australian Open, where she defeated Serena Williams en route to the semifinals. At 19 years, 10 months, 3 days old, Stephens was the youngest American to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal since Williams reached the 2000 Wimbledon semifinals at 18 years, 9 months, 8 days old. Stephens also advanced to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2013 to peak at No. 11 in the world that October. Stephens has played in four Fed Cup ties for the U.S., and is ranked No. 23 in the world.

Vandeweghe, 24, is making her Olympic debut and won her second WTA singles title this year in ‘s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (she also won that title in 2014). The following week, she advanced to the semifinals of the WTA event in Birmingham, Great Britain, to reach No. 29 in the world. Vandeweghe also has had success in doubles, advancing to the semifinals at the 2015 US Open and the quarterfinals at the 2016 Australian Open. She also won her first WTA doubles title this year in Indian Wells with her Olympic doubles partner Mattek-Sands. Vandeweghe, also a U.S. Fed Cup player, is ranked No. 35 in the world.

Mattek-Sands, 31, is a veteran on the WTA Tour, but is making her Olympic debut. She is ranked in the Top 10 in doubles and swept back-to-back doubles titles in Indian Wells (with Vandeweghe) and Miami (with Lucie Safarova) this year for her 18th and 19th WTA doubles titles. In 2015, Mattek-Sands won the Australian Open and French Open women’s doubles titles (with Safarova) and the French Open mixed doubles title (with Olympian Mike Bryan). At the 2012 Australian Open, Mattek-Sands teamed with Horia Tecau to win her first Grand Slam title in mixed doubles. In singles, Mattek-Sands has played in 14 US Opens and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2008 and the French Open in 2013 for her career-best Grand Slam results. In 2011, she was ranked a career-high No. 30 in the world in singles before being sidelined by a rotator cuff injury. Mattek-Sands holds a 5-0 record in Fed Cup doubles and a 2-6 record in singles, playing in seven ties. She is ranked No. 12 in the world in doubles.

 

Johnson, 26, is making his Olympic debut. He is ranked a career-high No. 29 in the world after winning his first ATP singles title this June in Birmingham, Great Britain. Last year, Johnsonreached his first career ATP final in Vienna in October, while reaching three additional ATP semifinals.Johnson also made his debut for the U.S. Davis Cup Team in 2015 against Uzbekistan, winning the doubles rubber with Sam Querrey after the duo advanced to the US Open doubles semifinals together. Johnson turned pro in 2012 after completing an outstanding college tennis career at the University of Southern California, winning the 2011 and 2012 NCAA singles championships and leading the Trojans to team titles all four years he played for the school. Following USC, Johnson reached the third round of the 2012 US Open, becoming the first reigning NCAA champion to advance to the third round of the men’s singles since Sargis Sargisian in 1995. He is ranked No. 25 in the world.

 

Sock, 23, is making his Olympic debut. He reached the final of the ATP events in Auckland and Houston earlier this year and reached a career-high No. 22 in the world this January. Sock won his first ATP singles title in 2015 in Houston and his career-best Grand Slam result came when he reached the fourth round of the 2015 French Open. Sock also has thrived in doubles, winning the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title and the 2015 Indian Wells crown with Vasek Pospisil and peaking at a career-high No. 6 in the doubles rankings in May 2015. He also reached the doubles quarterfinals of the 2015 French Open and 2016 Australian Open.  Sock made his Davis Cup debut in September 2015 in the World Group Playoff in Uzbekistan, where he won both of his singles matches to keep the U.S. Davis Cup team in the World Group for 2016. Sock also competed in the Davis Cup first round this March in Australia and was named to the team for this year’s quarterfinal against Croatia. He is ranked No. 26 in the world.

 

Kudla, 23, is making his Olympic debut and was one of the last direct entries into the Olympics. Kudlaearned a wild card into Wimbledon in 2015 and reached the fourth round for his career-best Grand Slam singles result. In summer 2015, he reached the semifinals of the Emirates Airline US Open Series event in Atlanta (his best ATP result) and qualified for both Cincinnati and Montreal. This year, Kudla won his first-round match at the Australian Open and won matches at the ATP events in Indian Wells, Miami, Houston, and Madrid. Kudla holds six USTA Pro Circuit singles titles and four doubles titles. He was ranked No. 3 in the world junior rankings and reached the boys’ singles final at the 2010 US Open. He is ranked No. 102 in the world.

 

Baker, 31, used a protected ranking to compete in the Olympics this year. He has played on the professional tennis circuit since 2001 and has had numerous successes, but also numerous injuries. At the 2013 Australian Open, Baker retired in his second-round match due to a knee injury and played in just three more tournaments that year (the last being the US Open), having knee surgery in 2014.  In 2012, Baker reached his first-ever ATP final in Nice, France, and advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon. He also won three singles titles on the USTA Pro Circuit in 2012, including the $50,000 Challenger in Savannah, Ga., to climb nearly 400 spots in the ATP rankings and into the Top 60. Baker also was a standout junior, peaking at No. 2 in the ITF World Junior Rankings in 2003 after reaching the boys’ singles final at the French Open. He is ranked No. 546 in the world and used a protected ranking to make the Olympic team.

 

Bob and Mike Bryan, 38, will make their fourth consecutive Olympic appearance. The brothers captured a gold medal in men’s doubles at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, as well as a bronze medal in men’s doubles in 2008. Together, they own 16 Grand Slam men’s doubles titles. Bob has won seven mixed doubles titles, while Mike has won four mixed doubles titles, including the 2015 French Open with Mattek-Sands. The Bryans own a record 112 ATP World Tour doubles titles together and ended 2014 as the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the world for a record 10th time in 12 years. Bob and Mike are 24-4 together in doubles when playing for the U.S. Davis Cup team and are the all-time winningest doubles team in U.S. Davis Cup history. They also helped lead the U.S. to the 2007 Davis Cup title. Bob has one additional doubles win in Davis Cup with Mardy Fish in 2010.  Mike has two additional doubles wins in Davis Cup in 2008 and 2012. Bob is ranked No. 3 in the world in doubles, while Mike is ranked No. 4.

 

Venus and Serena Williams are the last American women to win Olympic gold in tennis, with Serena winning the singles gold medal and the sisters capturing the gold in women’s doubles at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Andre Agassi was the last American man to win Olympic gold in men’s singles when he defeated Spain’s Sergi Bruguera in the gold medal match at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The U.S. has not won gold in mixed doubles since 1988.

 

Tennis was part of the Olympic program from the first modern Olympiad in 1896 until 1924.  After a 64-year hiatus, tennis returned to the official Olympic program in 1988, becoming the first sport to feature professional athletes.

 

Team nominations were made by the USTA’s Olympic Oversight Committee and are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Tennis Federation.

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ITF Announces Entries for Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event

 

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(June 30, 2016) The ITF today announced the provisional list of singles and doubles entries for the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park on 6-14 August. Fifty-one countries will compete in this year’s event.

 

Andy Murray (GBR) and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their London 2012 singles titles, while Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Venus and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their doubles titles. Entries for the mixed doubles will be confirmed on site during the Olympic Tennis Event.

 

Sixty-four players will contest both the men’s and women’s singles. Entries for both events are a combination of direct acceptances and final qualification places based on the singles world rankings of 6 June, plus two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places.

 

Thirty-two teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with entries a combination of direct acceptances and final qualification places. Entries are based on the combined world rankings of each team on 6 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 6 June was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.

 

There is a limit of four singles players per gender per country. Nations were also able to nominate up to two doubles teams per event, with a maximum of six players per gender per country in total.

 

Entries are also subject to players being in good standing with their National Association and meeting the minimum participation requirements in Davis Cup and Fed Cup. The ITF Olympic Committee will discuss any outstanding men’s appeals on Friday 15 July on behalf of any player who still has the opportunity to compete in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas ties on 15-17 July.

 

Entries for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles, with a maximum of two teams per country. Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by the deadline of 9 August.

 

The Olympic Tennis Event will be played on hard court, with ten match courts and six practice courts, including a 10,000-capacity centre court, and two additional show courts seating 5,000 and 3,000 spectators respectively.

 

The Draw for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held on site at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday 4th August at 11:00 local time.

 

ITF President David Haggerty said: “We are delighted to welcome another outstanding field to the Olympic Tennis Event. Since the return of tennis to the Olympics in 1988, the event has continued to grow at each Games, with the current generation of players embracing this unique opportunity in our sport. We expect that the competition in each discipline will be fierce, and look forward to some memorable matches.”

 

MEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina                        Juan Martin del Potro (*), Federico Delbonis, Juan Monaco (*), Guido Pella (*)

Australia                         John Millman, Thanasi Kokkinakis

Barbados                       Darian King (TRI)

Belgium                          David Goffin

Bosnia/Herzegovina        Damir Dzumhur (TRI)

Brazil                              Thomaz Bellucci, Rogerio Dutra Silva (*) (FP)

Bulgaria                          Grigor Dimitrov

Canada                           Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil

Chinese Taipei                Lu Yen-Hsun

Croatia                           Marin Cilic, Borna Coric

Cyprus                           Marcos Baghdatis

Czech Republic               Tomas Berdych, Jiri Vesely, Lukas Rosol

Dominican Republic        Victor Estrella Burgos

France                            Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon

Germany                         Philipp Kohlschreiber, Alexander Zverev, Dustin Brown (FP)

Great Britain                    Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund (*) (FP)

Israel                              Dudi Sela

Italy                                Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi, Paolo Lorenzi

Japan                             Kei Nishikori

Kazakhstan                     Mikhail Kukushkin

Latvia                             Ernests Gulbis (*)

Lithuania                         Ricardas Berankis

Luxembourg                   Gilles Muller

Netherlands                    Robin Haase (FP)

Poland                           Jerzy Janowicz (FP)

Portugal                         Joao Sousa, Gastao Elias (FP)

Russia                            Andrey Kuznetsov, Evgeny Donskoy

Serbia                            Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, Dusan Lajovic

Slovakia                         Martin Klizan

Spain                             Rafael Nadal (*), David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut,

Albert Ramos-Vinolas (*)

Switzerland                     Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka

Tunisia                            Malek Jaziri

Ukraine                           Illya Marchenko

Uruguay                          Pablo Cuevas

USA                               Jack Sock (*), Steve Johnson (*), Denis Kudla (*), Brian Baker (*)

Uzbekistan                      Denis Istomin

 

(*) Subject to July Davis Cup participation or ITF Olympic Committee appeal

(FP) Final Qualification Place

(TRI) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

 

 

WOMEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

 

Australia                         Samantha Stosur, Daria Gavrilova

Belarus                           Victoria Azarenka

Belgium                          Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens

Brazil                              Teliana Pereira (FP)

Bulgaria                          Tsvetana Pironkova (FP)

Canada                           Eugenie Bouchard

China, P.R.                     Peng Shuai, Zhang Shuai

Chinese Taipei                Hsieh Su-Wei (FP)

Czech Republic               Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Strycova

Denmark                         Caroline Wozniacki

France                            Kristina Mladenovic, Carolina Garcia, Alize Cornet

Germany                         Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic, Annika Beck, Laura Siegemund

Great Britain                    Johanna Konta, Heather Watson

Hungary                          Timea Babos

Italy                                Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani, Karin Knapp, Francesca Schiavone (FP)

Japan                             Misaki Doi, Nao Hibino (FP)

Kazakhstan                     Yulia Putintseva, Galina Voskoboeva

Latvia                             Jelena Ostapenko

Liechtenstein                   Stephanie Vogt (TRI)

Montenegro                    Danka Kovinic

Netherlands                    Kiki Bertens

Paraguay                        Veronica Cepede Royg (TRI)

Poland                           Agnieszka Radwanska

Puerto Rico                    Monica Puig

Romania                         Simona Halep, Irina-Camelia Begu, Monica Niculescu

Russia                            Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina,

Ekaterina Makarova

Serbia                            Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic

Slovakia                         Dominika Cibulkova, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

Spain                             Garbine Muguruza, Carla Suarez Navarro

Sweden                          Johanna Larsson

Switzerland                     Belinda Bencic, Timea Bacsinszky

Tunisia                            Ons Jabeur (FP)

Ukraine                           Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko

USA                               Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens

 

(FP) Final Qualification Place

(TRI) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

 

 

MEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

 

Argentina                      Juan Martin del Potro (*)/Maximo Gonzalez (*), Federico Delbonis/Guillermo Duran (*)

Australia                       Chris Guccione/John Peers

Austria                          Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya

Belarus                         Aliaksandr Bury/Max Mirnyi (FP)

Brazil                            Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa (*) (FP)

Canada                         Milos Raonic/Vasek Pospisil

Chile                             Julio Peralta (*)/Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (FP)

Colombia                      Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah

Croatia                          Marin Cilic/Marin Draganja

Czech Republic             Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol/Jiri Vesely (FP)

France                          Pierre-Hugues Herbert (*)/Nicolas Mahut (*), Richard Gasquet/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Germany                       Philipp Kohlschreiber/Philipp Petzschner

Great Britain                  Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Dominic Inglot (FP)

India                             Rohan Bopanna/Leander Paes

Italy                              Fabio Fognini/Andreas Seppi

Netherlands                   Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer

New Zealand                 Marcus Daniell/Michael Venus (FP)

Poland                          Lukasz Kubot/Marcin Matkowski

Romania                       Florin Mergea/Horia Tecau

Serbia                           Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic

Slovakia                       Martin Klizan/Andrej Martin (FP)

Spain                            Marc Lopez/Rafael Nadal (*), Roberto Bautista Agut/David Ferrer

Switzerland                   Roger Federer/Stan Wawrinka

Ukraine                         Illya Marchenko/Denys Molchanov (FP)

USA                             Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Steve Johnson (*)/Jack Sock (*)

(*) Subject to July Davis Cup participation or ITF Olympic Committee appeal

(FP) Final Qualification Place

 

 

WOMEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

 

Australia                         Daria Gavrilova/Samantha Stosur

Brazil                              Paula Cristina Goncalves/Teliana Pereira (FP)

Canada                           Eugenie Bouchard/Gabriela Dabrowski (FP)

China, P.R.                     Xu Yi-Fan/Zheng Saisai, Peng Shuai/Zhang Shuai (FP)

Chinese Taipei                Chan Hao-Ching/Chan Yung-Jan, Chuang Chia-Jung/Hiseh Su-Wei (FP)

Czech Republic               Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, Karolina Pliskova/Lucie Safarova

France                            Carolina Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic

Germany                       Angelique Kerber/Andrea Petkovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Laura Siegemund

Great Britain                  Johanna Konta/Heather Watson

Hungary                        Timea Babos/Reka-Luca Jani (FP)

India                             Sania Mirza/Prarthana Thombare

Italy                              Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci, Karin Knapp/Francesca Schiavone (FP)

Japan                           Misaki Doi/Eri Hozumi (FP)

Kazakhstan                   Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva

Romania                       Irina-Camelia Begu/Monica Niculescu

Russia                          Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina, Margarita Gasparyan/Svetlana Kuznetsova

Serbia                           Jelena Jankovic/Aleksandra Krunic

Slovakia                       Dominika Cibulkova/Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

Spain                            Garbine Muguruza/Carla Suarez Navarro, Anabel Medina Garrigues/Arantxa Parra-Santonja

Switzerland                   Belinda Bencic/Martina Hingis, Timea Bacsinszky/Xenia Knoll

Ukraine                         Olga Savchuk/Elina Svitolina, Lyudmyla Kichenok/Nadiia Kichenok (FP)

USA                             Bethanie Mattek-Sands/CoCo Vandeweghe, Serena Williams/Venus Williams

 

(FP) Final Qualification Place

 

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Mary Joe Fernandez and Jay Berger Named Coaches of 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 23, 2016 – The USTA, the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S., today announced that U.S. Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez and USTA Player Development Head of Men’s Tennis, Jay Berger, have been named, respectively, as the women’s and men’s coaches of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team.  In addition, Dan James, Head U.S. National Wheelchair Team Coach, has been named coach of the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team.

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the tennis competition being staged August 6-14 at the Barra Tennis Center. The 2016 Paralympic Games will be held September 7-18 with the tennis competition scheduled for September 9-16 at the same venue.  

“Each of the coaches who have been chosen to lead our U.S. teams has outstanding credentials and have proven themselves as great leaders and motivators,” said Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman, CEO and President. “The Olympics and Paralympics provide a magnificent stage for us to showcase the very best of tennis, and we are extremely fortunate to have Mary Joe, Jay, and Dan serve as coaches for our teams—and ambassadors for our sport—as we go for the gold in 2016.”

“To be able to represent the U.S. for a fourth time at the Olympics is a tremendous honor,” said Fernandez, 1992 & 1996 Olympic Doubles Gold Medalist.  “I’m excited and looking forward to helping the top American women as they look to capture medals in Rio.”  

“It’s the greatest honor to represent the United States, especially for the third time at the Olympics,” said Berger.  “I am looking forward to working with the guys in Rio and know the team is excited to climb up on the medal podium.”

“I could not be more proud to be coaching these great athletes and to be representing Team USA once again,” said James.  “The Paralympic Games are an amazing event as they offer these athletes the opportunity to showcase their sport and be seen by millions of fans around the world.”

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team will consist of up to six men and six women, with a maximum of four men and four women competing in the singles competition and a maximum of two men’s and two women’s teams competing in doubles. The U.S. also will be able to place a maximum of two teams in the mixed doubles competition, which will be contested at the Olympic Games for just the second time.  The Olympic Tennis Team player nominations are made using the ATP World Tour and WTA rankings as of June 6.  The U.S. Olympic nominations are under the review of the ITF and will be formally announced in the coming weeks pursuant to the ITF’s Qualifications and Appeals timeline.

The United States has won 21 Olympic medals in men’s and women’s tennis—more than any other nation—since the sport returned as a full medal sport in 1988.  U.S. players have won 15 medals at the Paralympic Games, including the gold medal every year in the Quad doubles division since that event’s inception in 2004.

The 2016 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team will consist of a maximum of four men and four women in the wheelchair singles competition, with no more than two doubles teams in the wheelchair doubles competition.  In the quad wheelchair competition, a maximum of three players may compete in the event, with a maximum of three in the singles event and one team in the doubles event. Team nominations will be based on ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Rankings as of May 23, 2016. The Paralympic team will be announced the week of June 27.

It will be the seventh time that wheelchair tennis has appeared at the Paralympic Games as a full medal sport, having made its debut as a demonstration sport at Seoul 1988. Wheelchair tennis was fully admitted to the Paralympics at Barcelona 1992, where men’s and women’s singles and doubles were contested. After further successful events at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, the quad class was introduced at Athens 2004. Paralympic tennis is an open competition, eligible to those athletes with a mobility-related disability. All competitors must compete in a wheelchair.

The USTA was officially designated by the USOC as the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of wheelchair tennis in June 2002, becoming the first Olympic national governing body to earn this recognition.  As the national governing body for wheelchair tennis, the USTA manages wheelchair tennis in the United States, including the sanctioning of tournaments, overseeing the ranking systems, creating and managing a High Performance program for developing elite disabled athletes and coaches. 

All athlete and staff nominations to the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

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