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Venus has ranking to make Olympics

Updated: June 11, 2012, 1:54 PM ET
Associated Press

Three-time gold medalist Venus Williams has the ranking she needs to become a four-time Olympian.

Williams climbed to 47th Monday in the WTA rankings, which determine who qualifies for the Olympics. The top 56 singles players are automatically accepted, with a maximum of four per country, and Williams is third among U.S. women behind her sister Serena (fifth overall) and Christina McHale (29th).

The fourth American in women's singles is expected to be Varvara Lepchenko, an Uzbekistan ...

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