entry to the olympic tennis draw of athens 2004 was slightly different from
previous occassions. national olympic committes (noc) were still be able to nominate teams, but now
teams also classified directly. 5 pairs entered directly, the qualifying was based on itf
world doubles ranking at 14th june 2004. see the selected us team and read the rules
us team [usatoday.com]
|WITHDRAWN: Gold medalist (singles)
at 1992 Olympics.
|Grand Slam titles: 18 singles, 39 doubles.
WTA career total: 167 singles titles. Ranked in Top 5 from 1975 to 1993.
Retired from singles play in 1994 but has played on occasion since 2002.
|Five Grand Slam titles in doubles; perennial
Fed Cup player. Two-time NCAA singles champion at Florida. Four career singles
titles. Replaces Capriati on singles roster.
|Named to 1996 Olympic team but forced
to withdraw with injury. Ranked No. 9 at end of 2003. Seven career singles
titles. Numerous awards for humanitarian work. Replaces Serena Williams on
||Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
|WITHDRAWN: Gold medalist (doubles) at 2000 Olympics.
||Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
|Two gold medals (singles, doubles) at
2000 Olympics. Four Grand Slam singles titles. Ranked No. 1 through part
of 2002. Started interior design company in Florida.
the singles events shall consist of a draw of 64 singles players, with a maximum of
4 players per noc. the doubles events shall consist of a draw of 32 pairs, each comprising of players
from the same nation, with a maximum of 2 pairs per noc. (the maximum number of players per noc will
be confirmed by the itf by 31 december 2002).
in addition to the players qualified for the singles events, 10 players (5 pairs)
will automatically qualify for each of the menís and womenís doubles events. additional pairs will
be selected by the itf in accordance with the criteria below. There may be a maximum of 2 pairs per
noc: 10 (5 pairs) direct qualifications, based on the world doubles ranking of 14 june 2004.
maximum of 54 (27 pairs) final qualification places. maximum of 64 (32 pairs).
1. itf world doubles ranking, 14 june 2004
10 players will receive direct acceptance into the menís and womenís doubles events at the 2004
olympic tennis event based on the recognised international doubles computer rankings of 14 june 2004.
qualification shall be attributed based on the combined ranking of the highest 2 ranked doubles
players per noc, until a maximum of 5 pairs/10 places have been allocated. should an noc have more
than 2 players ranked within the top 10 of the itf world doubles ranking list of 14 june 2004, they
will have right to select the 2 players to fill the qualification places.
2. final qualification places
a maximum of 54 final qualification places shall be selected for the menís and womenís doubles
events. qualification for these places shall be determined by the itf and allocated according to the
following factors, until a total of 172 places have been allocated in the olympic tennis competitions:
i) world ranking
ii) whether the country is represented in the tennis event
iii) number of players on site
iv) geographical location.
3. singles players
any player nominated and accepted for the singles event will automatically be eligible for
selection for the doubles event.
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