Draw for Olympic Tennis Event to be held on Thursday 26 July
The ITF announced that the draw for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon on Thursday 26 July at 11:00 in the Debenture Holders Lounge. Seeds for the draw will be based on the latest ATP and WTA world rankings of Monday 23 July. Any accredited media for the London 2012 Olympics are able to attend the draw.
The 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon from 28 July until 5 August. Forty-five countries will compete in this year’s event. Sixty-four players will contest the men’s and women’s singles, with 16 players seeded in both events. Thirty-two teams will contest the men’s and women’s doubles, with eight teams seeded in both events. The draw for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be held during the Olympic Tennis Event on Tuesday 31 July.
If there are two players or doubles teams from the same country, they will be drawn in opposite halves of the draw. If there are three or more players/teams from the same country, they will be drawn in different quarters of the draw.
Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as demonstration events in 1968 and 1984 and as a full medal sport at 1988 Seoul. The All England Club previously staged the Olympic Tennis Event in 1908 at its old site in Worple Road. This is the first event to be held on grass since tennis’s return as a full-medal sport.
2012 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT – ENTRIES UPDATE
Please find below the following changes to the entries for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, which will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon, from 28 July until 5 August 2012.
Kaia Kanepi (EST) has withdrawn through injury, and is replaced by Mariana Duque-Marino (COL).
Andrea Petkovic (GER) has withdrawn through injury, and is replaced by Mona Barthel (GER).
Due to Andrea Petkovic’s injury, the team of Julie Goerges/Andrea Petkovic (GER) is replaced by Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER).
All the latest news from the Olympic Tennis Event can be found on the ITF’s official Olympic websites in English and Spanish: www.itftennis.com/olympics and www.itftennis.com/olimpiadas