Australia’s rising tennis star Daria Gavrilova is excited at the prospect of facing defending Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams in the opening round of the women’s singles competition.
Australian tennis great Mark Woodforde has urged Daria Gavrilova to “go for it” after drawing world No.1 and reigning Olympic champion Serena Williams in the opening round of the women’s singles.
Australian tennis team member Thanasi Kokkinakis has had the Olympic Games as his number one goal for this year as he has recovered from shoulder surgery at the end of December last year.
The AOC has today selected Anastasia and Arina Rodionova to the Australian Tennis team for the 2016 Olympic Games due to withdrawals within the women’s doubles event.
With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.