American Olympic tennis team named

June 26, 2008 at 10:49 PM
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 26 (UPI) -- James Blake and both Venus and Serena Williams were named Thursday to the U.S. tennis team that will compete in this summer's Beijing Olympics.

The five-player men's team will consist of Blake, Sam Querrey and Robby Ginepri playing singles along with the doubles tandem of Bob and Mike Bryan.

Joining the Williams sisters on the women's team will be Lindsay Davenport and the world's top female doubles player -- Liezel Huber.

Blake and Querrey are expected to unite as a doubles team. Venus and Serena Williams will play doubles, as will Davenport and Huber.

Both Williams sisters have won Olympic gold medals -- Venus in both singles and doubles and Serena in doubles. Davenport also has an Olympic singles gold.

The men will be coached by Rodney Harmon, the women by Zina Garrison.

The Olympic tennis competition will begin Aug. 10.

Gold medal matches in women's singles and men's doubles will be played Aug. 16. Finals in men's singles and women's doubles will be held Aug. 17.

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