Australia name tennis squad for CWG

Melbourne: Peter Luczak and Anastasia
Rodionova will spearhead Australia`s challenge at the tennis
event of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi as Tennis
Australia on Wednesday named its squad, sans Lleyton Hewitt and
Samatha Stosur.

Former world number one Hewitt and this year`s French
Open finalist Stosur had decided long time back to give the
October 3-14 Games a miss as it clashes with ranking ATP/WTA

The other top women players -- Jarmila Groth (ranked 64),
Jelena Dokic (82) and Alicia Molik (89) are also not named in
the squad as they have recently decided to skip the
quadrennial event.

Luczak, ranked 121, is the number two men`s Australian
player and Rodionova, world number 62, is the women`s number
second-best player.

Matt Ebden, big-serving young Greg Jones and experienced
Davis Cup doubles specialist Paul Hanley are the other members
of the men`s team.

While Sally Peers and Olivia Rogowska join Rodionova in
the women`s team along with Jessica Moore.

"We have a balanced blend of experience, talent and
youthful exuberance that will hold us in good shape against
the other Commonwealth nations. We will definitely be aiming
for medals," Australian coach Scott Draper said.


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