Mirnyi/Azarenka Named Top Seeds In Olympic Mixed Doubles
by ATP Staff|
Belarusians Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi have been named top seeds in the mixed doubles at the London 2012 Olympics Tennis Event. The combined ranking cut-off for direct entry was World No. 37.
The mixed doubles competition was last contested in 1924. Americans Richard Williams, a Titanic survivor, and the founder of the Wightman Cup, Hazel Wightman, won the gold medal at the Paris Olympics.
ITF places were awarded to Britons Andy Murray and Laura Robson, Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur of Australia; Russians Mikhail Youzhny and Elena Vesnina, and Robert Lindstedt and Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.
First round matches are due to be played on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012.
Mixed Doubles Entries
Argentina - Gisela Dulko / Juan Martin del Potro
Australia - Samantha Stosur / Lleyton Hewitt (ITF Place)
Belarus - Victoria Azarenka / Max Mirnyi
Czech Republic - Lucie Hradecka / Radek Stepanek
Germany - Angelique Kerber / Philipp Petzschner; Sabine Lisicki / Christopher Kas
Great Britain - Laura Robson / Andy Murray (ITF Place)
India - Sania Mirza / Leander Paes
Italy - Roberta Vinci / Daniele Bracciali; Sara Errani / Andreas Seppi
Poland - Agnieszka Radwanska / Marcin Matkowski
Russia - Elena Vesnina / Mikhail Youzhny (ITF Place)
Serbia - Ana Ivanovic / Nenad Zimonjic
Sweden - Sofia Arvidsson / Robert Lindstedt (ITF Place)
United States - Lisa Raymond / Mike Bryan, Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan
Mixed Doubles Alternates
1. Spain - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez / Marcel Granollers
2. Romania - Irina-Camelia Begu / Horia Tecau
3. Canada - Aleksandra Wozniak / Daniel Nestor
4. Poland - Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Mariusz Fyrstenberg