World No. 1 Ashley Party confirmed on Tuesday that she would be competing in the Tokyo Olympics, leading the 11-member Australian Olympic team, including Nick Kyrgios.
The announcement of the 25-year-old party winning at Roland Garros in 2019 comes the day after Serena Williams’ seizure, which included Rafael Nadal for the men’s tournament. Australia plans to play singles and doubles in Japan.
“Going to the game was always a dream when you were young. I can’t wait to be there,” the Australian champion said. He will be accompanied by four players, 37, his 5th game and six players to Tokyo, including Samantha Stosur.
On the men’s side, the world’s 15th player, Alex de Minor, who won in Eastbourne last week, tops the list, but Kyrgios (60th) is eagerly awaited. They will both play in the singles division and the De Minor doubles division. They never participated in the Olympics.
Ajla Tomljanovic will play in the women’s singles, party in the women’s doubles and Ellen Perez will play with Stosur.
Both John Millman and James Duckworth will enter the men’s singles division, with Luke Chavez playing Millman in the doubles and John Pierce de Minaur.
The mixed doubles teams will be announced on July 27th.
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