CM – Ashleigh Barty signs Australia’s tennis team for the Tokyo Olympics


Published: June 29, 2021 5:29 PM |

Last updated: June 29, 2021 5:29 PM

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The Australian squad was announced on Tuesday, hours before Barty’s scheduled Wimbledon first-round match against Carla Suárez Navarro.

Former US Open winner Sam Stosur has been selected to compete in her fifth Olympic Games Playing singles and doubles while Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur and John Millman were among the men selected for the Australian team.

« I think that, especially as Australians, we will be your first Olympic team We have such a rich history and the Olympics is something I’ve always dreamed of and I’m obviously very excited to get out there and represent the Greens and Golds, « Barty said in a statement. « It’s a huge united team and I can’t wait to be a part of it. »

Some of the sport’s most prominent players will not be participating in the Tokyo games where athletes are severely restricted and foreign Fans have been banned. Serena Williams has announced that she will not compete for the US team.

For the men, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have also announced that they will skip the trip to Japan, where the Olympic Games will open on July 23. Roger Federer reserves his decision until after his campaign at Wimbledon.

Barty won the French Open and the WTA final at the end of the season in 2019, but missed most of the 2020 season after her semi-final defeat at the Australian Open, to stay home during the pandemic.

She returned in time for the 2021 Australian Open, lost in the quarter-finals and then withdrew from her second round match at the French Open due to an injured left hip.

« Any I wanted to seize the opportunity to wear the green and gold with both hands, ”she said. “I’m fit, I’m healthy, I’m looking forward to playing doubles with Storm, she’s a childhood friend of mine and we played a lot together. really special. ”

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