Wednesday July 2, 2008
LONDON (AP) -- Roger Federer and 16 of the other top 20 men and
Ana Ivanovic and 17 other top 20 women have entered the tennis
tournament at next month's Beijing Olympics.
The International Tennis Federation used the ATP and WTA
rankings as a guide to determine who gets the 56 direct spots in
the men's and women's singles competitions. Six of the remaining
eight spots in each tournament were given out by the ITF's Olympic
Each country, however, was limited to a maximum of six players
in each tournament, with up to four competing in singles and up to
two teams in doubles. The Olympic tennis tournament runs Aug. 10-17.
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