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Olympic Tennis at Paris 2024: Everything You Need to Know

Olympic Tennis at Paris 2024: Everything You Need to Know
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The format for the tennis competition at the Paris 2024 Olympics has been revealed by the International Tennis Federation.

Dates:

    The Paris 2024 Olympics will kick off with the Opening Ceremonies on July 26 and conclude on August 11.
    Tennis will be a highlight during the first week, running from July 27 to August 4, with medal rounds starting on August 2.

Venue:

    Stade Roland Garros, renowned for hosting the French Open, will set the stage for Olympic tennis, featuring its iconic red clay courts.

Draw Sizes:

    The Olympic Tennis Event will showcase five competitions:
        Women's and Men's Singles: 64 players each
        Women's and Men's Doubles: 32 teams each
        Mixed Doubles: 16 teams

Ranking Points:

    Olympic participation won't earn players Hologic WTA Tour ranking points.

Eligibility:

    Direct entries depend on ATP and WTA rankings post-French Open.
    Players must meet minimum participation criteria at the ITF's Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup during the Olympic cycle.
    Good standing with their National Association and the ITF is mandatory for all athletes.

Qualification:

    Nations can send up to 12 athletes (six men, six women) across events.
    Singles qualification involves various criteria, including direct entries, final qualification spots, host nation slots, and universality places.
    Doubles qualification considers rankings and team compositions.
    Mixed doubles qualification is based on combined rankings of team members.

Reigning Olympic Medalists:

    Singles: Gold - Belinda Bencic (SUI), Silver - Marketa Vondrousova (CZE), Bronze - Elina Svitolina (UKR)
    Doubles: Gold - Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova (CZE), Silver - Belinda Bencic & Viktorija Golubic (SUI), Bronze - Laura Pigossi & Luisa Stefani (BRA)
    Mixed Doubles: Gold - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Andrey Rublev, Silver - Elena Vesnina & Aslan Karatsev, Bronze - Ashleigh Barty & John Peers (AUS)

WTA Tournaments during Olympics:

    Yes, several WTA tournaments will run concurrently with the Olympics:
        July 21-26: Hamburg (WTA 250), Prague (WTA 250)
        July 29-August 4: Washington D.C. (WTA 500)
        August 6-12: Toronto (WTA 1000)

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