The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, located in Wimbledon, a south-west region of London, is hosting the Olympic Tennis Event for London 2012.
Thiis is the strongest ever Olympic singles entry, led by the two world No.1s, Beijing bronze medallist Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Russia’s Maria Sharapova. Nineteen (19) of the current world’s Top 20 will contest both the men’s and women’s events, with the exceptions being Mardy Fish (USA) and Marion Bartoli (FRA).
Sixty-four (64) players will contest both the men’s and women’s singles. In the men’s singles, there are 56 direct acceptances and eight ITF Places; while in the women’s singles, there are 56 direct acceptances, six ITF Places and two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places.
Thirty-two (32) teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with 24 direct acceptances and eight ITF Places in both events. Direct acceptances were based on the combined world rankings of each team on 11 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 11 June was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.
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