International Tennis Federation has Olympic Fever

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The ITF is celebrating all things Olympic with a publication entitled JOURNEY TO BEIJING, which you can see here. It really looks well done, the photography as you can see from above is awesome and it includes interviews with the players. Check it out. It includes (as you can see above) a black and white image of Maria Sharapova as a rhythmic gymnast, Australia's Alicia Molik as a showjumper, Roger Federer as the fencer, Daniela Hantuchova as the sailor, Rafael Nadal as the football superstar, Serena Williams as the ice skater, Marcos Baghdatis as the discus thrower, Jelena Jankovic as the gymnast. Elena Dementieva as a softballer, Ana Ivanovic as a beach volleyball player, Shahar Peer as an archer, Lindsay Davenport as the indoor volleyballer and the Bryan Brothers as Baseball players just to name a few.

On the Australian tennis side of things, Lleyton Hewitt will be playing at the Olympics (men's singles), Chris Guccione is one of the first alternates for men's singles, for men's doubles - Chris Hanley and Jordan Kerr and Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione. For the women's singles Australia will be represented by Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik (who was awarded one of the ITF places earlier this week). Stosur will team up with Rennae Stubbs for doubles, whilst Dellacqua and Molik will team up

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