Player: Iveta Benesova
Nation: Czech Republic
Current Doubles Ranking: 27
Current Mixed Doubles Partner: Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republic)
Notable Conquests: Mariusz Fyrstenberg (Poland)/Zi Yan (China) (8th seed)
Today's Result: loss to Leander Paes (India)/Cara Black (Zimbabwe) (2nd seed) in straight sets
For the first time in 2012, mixed doubles will be a medal event in tennis at the Olympics. As such, we are likely to see more mixed pairs from the same nation over the next two years. Benesova and Dlouhy had a very good run to the semifinals but succumbed to two doubles legends today in Paes and Black.