Kuznetsova not going to London as a Reserve

Russian tennis ace Svetlana Kuznetsova has made it clear that she will not travel to London as part of the tennis contingent of Russia as reserve player, in spite of her selection for that role.

The President of the Russian Tennis Federation had made it clear that the 27 year old would be a reserve player for the 6 member tennis contingent for the London Olympic Games, expected to be led by Maria Sharapova, the third ranked female tennis player in the world.

And the former world number two took to the popular social networking site Twitter to vent her anger against the Russian Tennis Federation as well as the policy for team selection, stating that people of her country are highly misled if they think that she would go to the London Olympic Games as a reserve player for the team. Those who had baked her to win on sport betting websites would also be disappointed. She went to add that instead, she would rather play in the American tournaments that take place around that time.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is a former semi finalist in singles competition in Olympic Games when she reached the last four in Athens, Greece in 2004 but her Olympic Games lasted just one match in Beijing, 2008 when she was ousted by Chinese player Na Li.

The tennis events for the London Olympic Games are slated to take place at the All England Club, the venue for Wimbledon, where Kuznetsova, a former champion in the French Open and the US Open has reached the quarter finals stages three times. The fans that watch tennis there are particularly knowledgable, and enjoy watching Kuznetsova in action.

Currently ranked at 35 in WTA rankings, Svetlana Kuznetsova is the sixth highest ranked Russian women’s tennis player and her ranking is also higher than Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova, both of whom have been named in the team as first choice players by the Russian Tennis Federation for the Games.